Miscegenation and Intimacy

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Valerie Cooms


A review of Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Made to Matter: White Fathers, Stolen Generations (Sydney University Press, 2013).

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Valerie Cooms, University of Western Sydney

Valerie Cooms belongs to the Nunukul people of North Stradbroke Island in Queensland and is currently chairperson of the Quandamooka Yoolloburabee Registered Native Title Body Corporate. Valerie completed a PhD on Aboriginal policy and resistance in Queensland 1965-1975 and has recently published an essay about growing up with a Aboriginal mother and a white Communist father in Ann Curthoys and Joy Damousi, eds, What did you do in the Cold War, Daddy? Stories from a Troubled Time (New South Books, 2014).