The Long Way Home: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger

The Long Way Home: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger


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The Long Way Home: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger by Alec Kruger, Gerard Waterford

Snatched from his mother at age three, institutionalized for seven years, sent to work at age 10—Alec Kruger's harrowing childhood and life's journey are chronicled in this deeply moving autobiography. A child of mixed Aboriginal descent, he survived the loneliness and bullies of a stolen childhood to become a drover, army recruit, and plaintiff in the High Court. Tracing his search for a sense of belonging, this personal account ultimately reveals how, through the Central Australian Stolen Generations and Families Aboriginal Corporation, he was able to triumph in the struggle for recognition, reconciliation, and recompense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781864650785
Publisher: IAD Press/Jukurrpa Books
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alec Kruger was taken away as a small child to institutions under the former Australian government policy of removing "half-caste children." He has since battled for identity and the recognition of the plight he shared with tens of thousands of children who are now referred to as the "Stolen Generations." Gerard Waterford is a social worker with the social and emotional wellbeing program of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.

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