Many Lifetimes: A Memoir

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Growing up in Queensland amid alcoholism, poverty and domestic violence, Audrey Evans was told she would never be as good as white people. But after a lifetime of struggle, she was determined to prove everyone wrong, and at the age of 55 she attended university for the first time. There she would not just get a piece of paper but would change her life. MANY LIFETIMES is Audrey's extraordinary true story and a powerful reminder that it's never too late to change your life.

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About the author (2006)

Audrey, an Australian Aboriginal Elder of the Gunggari/Kunji tribal language group, is also known by her Aboriginal name 'Kuloin', which means Black Swan. With no previous education she started studying at 55. Since then she has gained degrees in the Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education from Griffith University. Kuloin is a teacher of English, History and Aboriginal Cultural Studies with the Queensland Education Department and was a lecturer at the Australian Catholic University. MANY LIFETIMES formed part of a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland. Audrey was selected to receive the National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Committee Award, 1999 Indigenous Scholar of the Year.

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