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 Ruth Hegarty

Ruth Hegarty

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Ruth Hegarty won the 1998 David Unaipon Award for unpublished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers with her entry Is That You, Ruthie? The sequel, Bittersweet Journey was released by UQP in November 2003. Ruth Hegarty has raised a family of eight children and lives in Brisbane, and for more than thirty years has been involved on a volunteer basis in projects for the elderly and youth. A founding member of Koobara Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Family Resource Centre, she is president of the Brisbane respite centre Nalingu, and a trainer with the Home and Community Care Resource Unit. In 1998 she was awarded the Premier’s Award for Queensland Seniors, for outstanding service to the community.
Bittersweet Journey
Bittersweet Journe...
Ruth Hegarty

The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning memoir, \'Is That You, Ruthie?\'. After twenty-two years under Government control as an inmate of Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission, Ruth journeys towards free ...

Is That You, Ruthie?
Is That You, Ruthi...
Ruth Hegarty

In the Depression years Queensland’s notorious Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission became home to four-year-old Ruth until her late teens when she was sent out to serve as a domestic on a station homestead. ...