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Book - Footprints: The Journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper Aboriginal family's struggle for survival

From the Collection of Connecting Home 14 Gipps Street Collingwood Victoria

Softcover book, 132pages, brown cover with Indigenous design and black and white family photograph. al'. Conent is about the Pepper family, and contains family records.
W14.8cm H24.4cm D0.9cm
Object Registration
book, percy, pepper, lucy, family, stolen, generations, footprints, national, archives, public, records, office, victoria
Historical information
This book tells the story of the Pepper family, an Aboriginal family who experienced child removal and displacement. Percy Pepper also served in the First World War and was one of few Aboriginal service men who recived a soldier settler block. Also contains pictures, photos and records of histroical importance, including records from the Aborigines Protecion Board.
When Made
Made By
National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office Victoria (Maker), Simon Flagg and Sebastian Gurciullo (Maker)
Historical significance: This book is significant as it describes in detail an Indigenous family story. It also contains copies of original government reports and talks about the Indigenous experience of child removal in Victoria. Socially, it is relevant because of it's links to Aborigianal places of significance such as Lake Tyers.
Last updated
28 Mar 2012 at 4:20PM