Second edition of church history in the Kimberley launched in Fremantle

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 22-11-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The second edition of Margaret Zucker's From Patrons to Partners and the Separated Children of the Kimberley was launched at The University of Notre Dame Australia on Thursday 17 November 2005.

The original edition, published in 1994 and launched in Broome, traced the first hundred years of the interwoven story of the European missionaries and the Aboriginal people of the Kimberley from 1884.

For the second edition, Margaret Zucker has interviewed people and relatives of "the stolen generation", who were separated from their families as young children and were brought up and educated at the Missions in Beagle Bay and Broome.

Their stories, and the stories of the Sisters who looked after them, form a major part of the new section in this second edition.

The author recounts the acknowledgement of the effects both Government and Church policies, and the apologies from the Bishop of Broome and the various religious orders through the 1996 Bringing Them Home National Inquiry .

Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock acknowledged the extensive research and commitment of Margaret Zucker in writing the additional chapters.

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