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Up We Grew: Stories of Australian Childhoods…

Up We Grew: Stories of Australian Childhoods

by Pamela Bone

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Pamela Bone was, at or about the time of writing, an Associate Editor at "The Age" newspaper in Melbourne. "Up We Grew" contains memoirs of her own childhood in Finley in southern New South Wales. When you read about her childhood and the hardship her family endured as the dependents of a manuel worker you can understand the humanity she later brought to her journalism. As well as her own story she also relates the childhoods of a number of other Australians - some better known than others but all with a story to tell. She tells of some who had their children taken from them by paternalistic governments; divorce and broken dreams - the stories are told with compassion but at the same time an unsentimental manner. It is thought provoking, easy reading which is throughly recommended. ( )
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Award-winning journalist Pamela Bone explores how individuals are tempered and transformed by the process of growing up through her own experience as a daughter, sister, and mother. This inspirational look at childhood explores such issues as why some children in difficult circumstances seem blessed with resilience while others struggle to cope with life and whether Australian children are less resilient than they used to be. The author's perspective is augmented by contributions from such prominent Australians as Natasha Stott Despoja, Max Gillies, Mark Latham, Michael Leunig, and Johanna Murray-Smith.

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