Wandering Girl


Glenyse Ward's tale of 1 year of surviving working for pig-ignorant, horrifying upper class white people is both hair raising and an eye opener.

Published in 1987 the author was removed from her Aboriginal parents at birth in 1949 and brought up through a series of orphanages, missions and types of schools until she left to work for the white people at age 16.

Her refusal to be considered as a lower class of person - as the thought had probably never occurred to her before - was probably the one thing that stood her in good stead and helped her retain her sanity while working for these people.