Last Truck Out - Betty Lockyer

Last Truck Out - Betty Lockyer



Betty Lockyer's mother was heavy with child and on the last truck out. It was the Second World War and families were being evacuated from Broome to Beagle Bay Mission in the north-west of Western Australia. Betty was born two weeks later.

Growing up in the mission and the pearling town of Broome, Betty Lockyer was influenced by a mix of culture, religion and strict government policy. Having an aboriginal mother and an Asian father, she felt both the heart-wrenching effects of family forcibly removed from country and the protective authority of the Catholic nuns and brothers.

Yet Lockyer tells of the carefree times she shared with friends and family. With candor and humour, she captures the universal resilience of children to live int he moment as she remembers the heady days of her childhood among the mangroves and gambling houses.

Format: Paperback

Pages: 268

Publisher: Magabala Books

Publication Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-921248-08-5

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