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Australian Slovenians By Cilka Zagar
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Thirty nine story tellers in this book, from labourers, miners, builders, carers, teachers, business people, artists, and writers, describe events from their individual perspectives. Each story adds... More > to the mosaic that became a picture of who we are as Australian Slovenians. < Less
Lightning Ridge Gems By Cilka Zagar
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Lightning Ridge Gems are opal miners and the women who followed them into the Australian outback where they created a spectacular mosaic of old and new world cultures. Thirty five people who came to... More > 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. Together with Aborigines and Australian born they offer stories, traditions, and spirituality to the barren outback.< Less
Australian Slovenians By Cilka Zagar
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Thirty nine story tellers in this book, from labourers, miners, builders, carers, teachers, business people, artists, and writers, describe events from their individual perspectives. Each story adds... More > to the mosaic that became a picture of who we are as Australian Slovenians.< Less
Lightning Ridge opal miners By Cilka Zagar
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Prospectors from around the world come 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... More > 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
Lovers and Ratters on Lightning Ridge opal Fields By Cilka Zagar
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Lightning Ridge, the world’s opal capital, has miners from over seventy countries; they brought with them political and religious beliefs, traditions and memories. Gradually they blended into a... More > unique society with a new culture, new character, new morals and ideals. Prospectors from around the world 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 a miner hits opal and then loot his mine. Ratting is the worst crime possible in the eyes of Lightning Ridge opal mining community. The book is about four women who followed their men to Lightning Ridge opal fields.< 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
What is your name God? By Cilka Zagar
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When Emma was five years old her father told her that with her eyes closed, she could be anybody she wanted to be. Emma was a war baby. Her teen-aged brothers were fighting on opposite sides during... More > the war. Emma never knew which side she belonged to but she needed to belong. To be accepted, she frequently pretended to be like the ever changing authorities around her. As an eighteen years old medical student Emma marries a divorced man; 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
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 story about my husband Joe, a Slovenian migrant, finding shortcuts to quickly re-establishing himself in Australia. He first became a sugar cane cutter, then moved to... More > work on Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric project before he built a home in Canberra where he worked as an electrical contractor. He came to Lightning Ridge for Christmas 1968 holiday and found a two carat gem red on black opal; he also caught the opal fever and that sealed our fate. Lightning Ridge with miners as colourful as the gem they search for, this outback post became our home. The story is about Joe's loss of memory, skills, and life; it is about the grieving and about overcoming grief. I kept a diary of signs, symptoms, and progression of Joe's dementia from 2004 until he died on 18.2.2013.< 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