Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste?

Author(s): MCGEE-SIPPEL LORRAINE

History

Lorraine McGee-Sippel was just a small girl when she asked her parents what a half-caste was. It was the 1950s and the first step on a journey that would span decades and lead her to search for her birth family. In the historic climate of the Rudd government's Apology, McGee-Sippel aligns herself with the Stolen Generations as she reveals the far-reaching effects of a government policy that saw her adoptive parents being told their daughter was of Afro-American descent. This is not just a story of displacement, but an honest telling that explores the fragility of reconnection, cultural identity, and the triumphs of acceptance.

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Lorraine McGee-Sippel is a descendent of the Yorta Yorta people from the Murray-Goulburn region on the Victorian-NSW border. She is a contributor to numerous anthologies and publications, and in 2008 she received the Inaugural Yabun Elder of the Year Award for her contribution to reconciliation and community work.

General Fields

  • : 9781921248030
  • : Magabala Books
  • : Magabala Books
  • : March 2009
  • : 210mm X 145mm X 25mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : MCGEE-SIPPEL LORRAINE
  • : BC
  • : 4-Sep
  • : 305
  • : 316
  • : illustrations