1st Edition

In Our Own Right Black Australian Nurses' Stories

Edited By Sally Goold, Kerrynne Liddle Copyright 2005
    128 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The intimate, private, and heart wrenching stories told in this book, the first of its kind in Australia, will penetrate the hearts and souls of even the most hardened reader.

    Told with incredible dignity and humility, each of the individual and deeply personal stories recounted is a powerful testimony to the gross inhumanity and brutal capacity of white people in Australia - colonists who selectively destroy and humiliate, without remorse, the lives and souls of their fellow black Australians.

    In Our Own Right: Black Australian Nurses' Stories provides a powerful catalyst for questioning and calling into question the taken-for-granted humanity of us all.

    Acknowledgements Foreword Preface 1. Sadie Canning MBE My story: The beginning, childhood, ambitions and achievements 2. Joan Winch AM A vision for our people 3. Jilpia Jones The history of my nursing 4. MaryAnn Bin-Sallik EDD (Harvard) Beyond expectations: From nursing to academia 5. Ros Pierce
    Nursing: In my heart and in my blood 6. Faye Ryan (nee Clarke) Something that helped others 7. Shane Mohor A focus on men's health 8. Lowitja O'Donoghue AC, CBE Racism often came from patients, not colleagues 9. Janine Cox Investigate our heritage 10. Sharon Dennis I made it; I am a nurse! 11. Karen Atkinson Mum and Dad's fighting spirit inspired me 12. Barbara Browne I never forgot my dream 13. Roslyn Lockhart The power of education 14. Kerrie Doyle I have been a nurse for 30 years. I love it! 15. Vicki Bradford I would not trade it for quids 16. Sally Goold OAM (nee Bamblett) Keep your eyes on the prize! 17. Alecia McKeown Why I wish to become a nurse 18. Garry Torrens (Mr T) A sense of understanding 19. Ellie Gaffney AM Determination to succeed 20. Emily Marshall My story of the red cloth 21. Noela Baigrie (nee Fogarty) The foundation for caring is respect and dignity 22. Carmen Parter Beyond nursing 23. Diana Ross The birthing tree


    Kerrynne Liddle