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The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Book Review by Dee Michell The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman is a horror story! Set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, 13-year-old German migrant Pia Lange is left with her 4-month old twin brothers after her mother … Continue reading

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Parragirls: Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home Through Art and Memory.

Book Review by Dee Michell Parragirls: Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home Through Art and Memory. Edited by Lily Hibberd with Bonney Djuric and in collaboration with Darug women Leanne and Jacinta Tobin. Back in September 2013, my partner and I headed … Continue reading

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Burnished: Burnside Life Stories, compiled by Kate Shayler

Book Review by Dee Michell Kate Shayler is one of my Real Life Super Heroes. Her mother died when she was 4 and Kate went to live at the Burnside Presbyterian Homes for Children, located in North Parramatta, New South … Continue reading

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Jae-Dee Survives the Home of Many Mothers by Jae-Dee Collier

Book Review by Dee Michell For days I have been haunted by Jae-Dee Collier’s story, Jae-Dee Survives the Home of Many Mothers. Partly the haunting comes from memories when I lived close to the Goodwood Orphanage in Millswood, an inner … Continue reading

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