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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
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
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
Lost in a bunch of weeds By Cilka Zagar
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I played an equal opportunity role In statistics Stunt roles In motherhood Support role Holding up your ego A reluctant part in climbing On foreign ladders of success I had a minor part in... More > persuasion Among different races and creeds With changing popularity I have been carefully avoided singer Background fashion model A runaway crier Always scared of madness I played a key role in research Of God’s intentions About the future And afterlife Away from smallness A distant star In a very late night movie A face of innocence Your face and mine As the wind in the grass played our tune< Less
Lost in a bunch of weeds By Cilka Zagar
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I played an equal opportunity role In statistics Stunt roles In motherhood Support role Holding up your ego A reluctant part in climbing On foreign ladders of success I had a minor part in... More > persuasion Among different races and creeds With changing popularity I have been carefully avoided singer Background fashion model A runaway crier Always scared of madness I played a key role in research Of God’s intentions About the future And afterlife Away from smallness A distant star In a very late night movie A face of innocence Your face and mine As the wind in the grass played our tune< 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
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
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
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