Living in Tin
Posted on: Mon 29 Jan 2024
Living in Tin is a new book that helps meet our current need for truth-telling about this country’s history. It’s the story of the tin shed in Alice Springs called The Bungalow. It housed up to 60 children at a time from 1914 to 1929. Children with white fathers and aboriginal mothers. The writer Linda Wells calls it speculative biography and it’s a rich and honest book. Linda is a white woman with 4 decades experience of life in Central Australia, the author of Still a Town Like Alice: Alice Springs 1986 – 2008 and Kultitja: Memoir of an outback schoolteacher. She talks here with Nicky Page on Radio Adelaide. Nicky took the photo of Linda.