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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Little Black Princess
  • Jeannie Gunn
  • 03 January 2015
  • 9780207942877

About the Author: Jeannie Gunn

We of the Never Never is an autobiographical novel by Jeannie Gunn Although published as a novel it is an account of the authors experiences in at Elsey Station near Mataranka Northern Territory in which she changed the names of people Little Black PDF/EPUB or to obscure their identities She published this book under the pen name Mrs Aeneas GunnMrs Gunn was the first white woman to settle in the area Her husba.

10 thoughts on “Little Black Princess

  1. Claire Melanie Claire Melanie says:

    This book provides an insight into the deeply racist workings of the Australian colonial mind in which Aboriginal people were originally portrayed as irredeemable savages when they resisted the invasion of their lands and once the war had been one were patronised as childlike fools heading towards extinction This book exists in the space between these two times when the author her husband and staff rode out on Nr hunts and yet formed affectionate if deeply problematic bonds with their Aboriginal slaves none of the staff at the station were ever paid for their household or station related work At the centre of the story is the child Bett Bett whose mother had actually named Dolly and who the author decides to adopt and let live in her bathroom because she is identified as having 'white blood' and therefore being worth 'saving' from her family and people Conveniently in this self innocenting narrative the fact Dolly had a European father is entirely omitted as it would have reuired an explanation of the widespread sexual slavery Aboriginal women were forced into alongside their domestic duties This book is a colonial artefact and should be read as being informed by the settler colonial imperialistic mindset of the times and beloved by the White Australian public ever since because it conforms to their prejudices and legitimises their presence in this country on stolen lands

  2. Jenny Johnson Jenny Johnson says:

    Mrs Gunn loved the aboriginal people on her cattle station at a time when many cattle owners were shooting Aboriginal people While a little politically incorrect these days it has many helpful insights

  3. Sue Sue says:

    Very light look at a white woman and her relationship with the Aboriginals She takes in a aboriginal girl The language is old fashioned but Jeannie is kind and loves the natives

  4. Karin Seton Karin Seton says:

    I loved this book It gives such a good insight in the way people used to live on the homestad and the peculiar way they treated the indigenous people Jeannie tried her best at that moment It is hard to find a way to understand how they treated the indigenous people It makes you rethink your own view on the world and racismThe ending was sad though

  5. Juanita De Vittorio Juanita De Vittorio says:

    Interesting view of patronizing relationship between colonizers and indigenous

  6. Jane Stewart Jane Stewart says:

    Definitely dated but still and interesting read

  7. Emily Becker Emily Becker says:

    45 stars The author was clearly a wonderful lady and writes beautifully with warmth and humour in a way that shows how deeply she cares for the aboriginals and respected them much than most white people at the time However it is clear that she still thought that they would be better off changing some of their ways and often uestions their actions and traditions Of course this is to be expected from the context of the book and ignoring that unavoidable aspect I found it to be a fascinating time capsule preserving a way of life which no longer exists I have a very different view of aboriginal history after reading this it's impossible not to be taken in by their endearing antics and there is much to be learned from the practical earthly wisdom A delightful set of memoirs Highly recommend

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