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The Resource Ghost child : a memoir, Noeline Kyle

Ghost child : a memoir, Noeline Kyle

Label
Ghost child : a memoir
Title
Ghost child
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Noeline Kyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Noeline Kyle lived all of her childhood in the shadow of mountains and trees along the banks of the Upper Macleay River and near the small gullies and creeks that snaked around and through them. Her childhood story begins as World War II looms and ends as she closes the school gate for the last time. Her father, an itinerant worker, is often out of work, is sometimes just away somewhere. It is an uncertain, ever-shifting family environ and her mother is unhappy in its rough and wild spaces. This is a story of bush children growing up in 1940s rural poverty. The family moves often, there is constant upheaval and no safe haven from the misery of it all. But on the farm of her Grandfather Billy Kyle the child finds a brief sanctuary from the insecurity of her parent's unhappiness. And it is her young aunts with their generous hearts, the steady support of grandparents and friends who provide the tiny pieces of warmth, laughter and hope to leaven the bitterness and hurt of an unhappy family life. Noeline had to trawl through family histories, school records, newspaper reports, oral histories, museum data, and library and archival material to fill in some of the blank spaces left by a childhood lived so long ago; a childhood whose history was scattered, lost perhaps in the ghostly landscape scarcely able to be remembered at all. This childhood, her childhood, is partly a paean to the many myths, misunderstandings and misconceptions now clouding that past. It is also a story of how the history of childhood, any childhood, cannot be any more than the sum of its many wavering, ghostly and almost unknowable events
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kyle, Noeline
Dewey number
920.720994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kyle, Noeline
  • Kyle, Noeline
  • Women
  • Country life
Label
Ghost child : a memoir, Noeline Kyle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
41562112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781925046847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41562112
  • (Sirsi) 41562112
Label
Ghost child : a memoir, Noeline Kyle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
41562112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781925046847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41562112
  • (Sirsi) 41562112

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