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Your feet take you where your heart is By Cilka Zagar
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Prospectors come to Lightning Ridge in search of the elusive rainbow gem that would make them instantly rich, loved, and respected. Ratters are gem thieves who masquerade as prospectors, wait until... More > a miner hits opal and then loot his mine. Ratting is the worst crime possible in the eyes of Lightning Ridge opal mining community. You never know who is who in Lightning Ridge, says Bill, an old opal miner. Aborigines and Europeans, doctors and illiterates, policemen and criminals camp next to each other and look for the same rainbow in the clay beneath the sandstone.  < Less
Our Journey with Dementia By Cilka Zagar
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Our journey with dementia is a true story. It tells about: Australian migrants Lightning Ridge opal miners Signs, symptoms, and progression of dementia The loss of my husband, This is also a story... More > about the lessons I learned through Joe's long sickness; lessons about Age Care, health care and aging; I also learned a lot about myself.< Less
Our Journey with Dementia By Cilka Zagar
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Our journey with dementia is a true story. It tells about: Australian migrants Lightning Ridge opal miners Signs, symptoms, and progression of dementia The loss of my husband, This is also a story... More > about the lessons I learned through Joe's long sickness; lessons about Age Care, health care and aging; I also learned a lot about myself.< Less
My journey with dementia By Cilka Zagar
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I wish I had this book when my husband was first diagnosed with dementia. He died in February 2013.I was his carer for six years until he was admitted into the Nursing home. I recorded the progress... More > of his condition at home and in the nursing home.I described signs and symptoms, medication and the ways of caring for him. I hope the book will help others faced with caring for their loved one.< Less
Your Feet Take You Where Your Heart Is By Cilka Zagar
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Your feet take you where your heart is. The book is a collection of four novels connected by a common motive, Lightning Ridge; it is a rainbow opal picture, which presents the fates of: women,... More > who followed their adventurous men to Lightning Ridge Slovenian and other European migrants local Aborigines opal miners who have in the heart of Australian wilderness found their piece of rainbow happiness.< Less
What is your name, God By Cilka Zagar
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Emma was a war baby. Her teen-aged brothers were fighting on the opposite sides during the war. Emma never knew which side she belonged to but she needed to belong. As an eighteen years old medical... More > student Emma marries an older,divorced man and drops out of university; this sin is condemned by her parents, by her society and by the church. Emma is excommunicated by people she loves; she carries the guilt of it all until she returns to meet her accusers.< Less
For Richer For Poorer By Cilka Zagar
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Migrant stories
Fortune Hunters By Cilka Zagar
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Fortune Hunters is the second book in the series Lovers and Ratters on the Opal Fields. Lightning Ridge, the world’s opal capital, has miners from over seventy countries; they brought with... More > them political and religious beliefs, traditions and memories. Gradually they blended into a unique society with a new culture, a new character, new morals and ideals. Prospectors came to Lightning Ridge in search of the elusive rainbow gem that would make them instantly rich, loved, and respected. They found it hard to fit into the mainstream but the mainstream remains a yardstick by which they measure their worth and their imperfect lives. Ratters are gem thieves who masquerade as prospectors, wait until a miner hits opal and then loot his mine. Ratting is the worst crime possible in the eyes of Lightning Ridge opal mining community.< Less
Lightning Ridge Gems By Cilka Zagar
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Half to forget the wonderings and pain, Half to remember the days that have gone by, And dream and dream that I am home again. Flecker Lightning Ridge Gems Lightning Ridge Gems are opal miners... More > and the women who followed them into the Australian outback where they created a spectacular mosaic of old and new world cultures. Thirty people who came to Australia from twenty four countries tell their heroic and triumphant stories of how they came to be here and how they see life from their perspective. Compiled, written, and edited by Cilka Zagar My story is what I live and believe; It is all I am and all I have. My story and your story Tell the history of Australia.< Less
The Road To Freedom By Cilka Zagar
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Emma married a divorced man; this was a sin condemned by her parents, by her society and by the church. Emma carried the guilt of it all until she returned to meet her accusers. Emma first learned... More > to love, fear and worship her mother’s image of god. As she entered school, teachers told her that there is no god. Her ignorant mother was superstitious. To succeed and belong Emma had to join the party and accept communist leaders as her gods. When Emma immigrated to Australia she was embraced by pious migrants. She needed to belong but she realised that pious did not necessarily mean fair or righteous. With her husband she escaped to opal mining town Lightning Ridge where she met people of many nationalities and beliefs who tried to persuade her to follow their version of god.< Less