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Gardner , Helen: My Mother’s Child

Gardner , Helen: My Mother’s Child

by Helen Gardner 

An autobiography set in Traralgon and Melbourne. It is a story of out-of-home care and the effects of dislocation in childhood. It is a story of enforced change of religion, and of the values-clash which occurs when a small girl is moved from one culture to another with the expectation that she can change her beliefs and way of life as easily as she might change her clothes. It is the story of the child’s struggle with depression and as an adult, her struggle to heal and to find out who she is and where she belongs. Eloquently written and remarkably honest.

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