Alone on the Soaks: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger

Alec Kruger Gerard Waterford


Alone on the Soaks: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger

Alone on the Soaks: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger

  • Title: Alone on the Soaks: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger
  • Author: Alec Kruger Gerard Waterford
  • ISBN: 9781864650785
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback



Snatched from his mother at age three, institutionalized for seven years, sent to work at age 10 Alec Kruger s harrowing childhood and life s journey are chronicled in this deeply moving autobiography A child of mixed Aboriginal descent, he survived the loneliness and bullies of a stolen childhood to become a drover, army recruit, and plaintiff in the High Court TracingSnatched from his mother at age three, institutionalized for seven years, sent to work at age 10 Alec Kruger s harrowing childhood and life s journey are chronicled in this deeply moving autobiography A child of mixed Aboriginal descent, he survived the loneliness and bullies of a stolen childhood to become a drover, army recruit, and plaintiff in the High Court Tracing his search for a sense of belonging, this personal account ultimately reveals how, through the Central Australian Stolen Generations and Families Aboriginal Corporation, he was able to triumph in the struggle for recognition, reconciliation, and recompense.


Recent Comments "Alone on the Soaks: The Life and Times of Alec Kruger"

Biography of Alex Kruger written by Gerard Waterford who is an historian at IAD and has done a brilliant job of making some form from Alex Kruger's stories. But what wonderful stories and tales of hardship in Central Australia in the first half of the 20th Century. It was a harsh life but he came out of it well by the end and was a respected person in the Alice Springs community.


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