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Dharmalan Dana: An Australian Aboriginal man’s 73-year search for the story of his Aboriginal and Indian AncestorsWhole book (PDF, 12.7MB) (12.7 MB) 

PART 1: THE EARLY YEARS

  1. Beginnings (PDF, 922KB)
  2. Nanny’s Stories (PDF, 4.6MB)
  3. A Little Fulla (PDF, 2.7MB)
  4. Hunting and Gathering (PDF, 1.0MB)
  5. Dad’s Work (PDF, 118KB)
  6. Nothing Stays The Same (PDF, 8.3MB)

PART 2: OUR LIFE

  1. Starting Out (PDF, 5.4MB)
  2. A Brilliant Career (PDF, 5.6MB)
  3. From Runner To Trainer (PDF, 1.5MB)
  4. Back To School (PDF, 1.9MB)

PART 3: GRAMPA’S STORY

  1. His Mission Life (PDF, 5.6MB)
  2. The Land Grab: 1907–1910 (PDF, 1.1MB)
  3. A Man Of The Community (PDF, 3.5MB)
  4. The Rebellion: 1912–1922 (PDF, 129KB)
  5. The Man Of Mystery (PDF, 1.2MB)
  6. The Letter (PDF, 202KB)
  7. Across The Indian Ocean (PDF, 2.2MB)

PART 4: ROOTS

  1. Retracing His Footsteps (PDF, 1.5MB)
  2. Searching For Clues (PDF, 1.2MB)
  3. Our Mauritian Family Recipes (PDF, 518KB)
  4. Bishop Ryan’s Journal (PDF, 669KB)
  5. Uncovered Treasures (PDF, 3.1MB)

PART 5: THE LEGACY

  1. Great Southern Land (PDF, 814KB)
  2. Grampa’s Ways (PDF, 1.8MB)
  3. Going Forward Looking Back (PDF, 3.1MB)

PART 6: APPENDICES

Associated media

Brenda Nelson's Cultural Map

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This map highlights all the places Brenda Nelson's family lived, and practised their cultural activities such as hunting and killing food to feed their family, collecting bush medicines, ceremonial plants, etc. Courtesy of Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) Cultural Mapping Program.

George Nelson's Cultural Map

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This map highlights all the places George Nelson's family lived, and practised their cultural activities such as hunting and killing food to feed their family, collected bush medicines, ceremonial plants, etc. Courtesy of Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) Cultural Mapping Program.

Map of Mooroopna

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This map containing the details of who lived where, during the time that George's family lived on the Flat.

Map of the Flat

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This map containing the details of who lived where, during the time that George's family lived on the Flat.

Ron Morgan Book Launch

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Upon its publication, Ron Morgan's book launch was announced in this article in The Argus (Saturday 4 April, 1953).