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Title: The boys from St Francis
Author: Mallett, Ashley
Issue Date: 2018
Organisation: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
University of Adelaide
Abstract: This remarkable true story pays tribute to a band of Aboriginal boys who grew up together in one group home - many succeeding spectacularly in later life. In 1945, Anglican priest Father Percy Smith brought six boys from their Northern Territory home to an Adelaide beach suburb. There, they became the first boys of St Francis, a place that would house 50 such boys over 11 years. Some were sent, with the blessing of their mothers, to gain an education. Others were members of the Stolen Generations. In their interviews with Ashley Mallett, many of these men recall Father Smith's kindness and care. His successors, however, were often brutal, and the boys faced prejudice in a wider world largely built to exclude Indigenous Australians...
Description: An Author Event presented by the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, 17 October 2018, Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library.
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