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Its Raining In Mango - Thea Astley Chapter Summaries Prologue Connie watching Reever protesting against logging Connie falls shows her age resists help but no-one listens concerned about Reever Comments on the interconnectedness of her family - Laffeys How To Get Sacked Jessica Olive reminiscent of her youth explains the story to her granddaughter Connie Cornelius arrives from Canada to Australia in 1861 Disappointed with the landscape he finds - feels he is trained for more than this Reminiscent of the charm of her husband fond memories - perhaps not the whole truth Cornelius dreams of operating a newspaper Children born - Nadine and George The story reveals that Jessica had not been happy at the time - her memory and the loss of her husband has caused her to change the story Cornelius unfaithful to Jessica Olive but not in the physical sense Witness the dispossesion of the native Aboriginies Jessica Olive argues with the hunters who believe that Aboriginies are not human George accompanies Cornelius on a short reporting trip and discovers the remains of Aboriginies who have been killed Cornelius writes an article protesting against the killing and blames it on religious ideals Is fired from his job because of it Getting To Know Them Written in a colloquial way from the Aboriginies point of view Aboriginies in terror of the white man unable to understand their weapons or tools Bidiggis brother is shot he cant understand how he could have been killed without the use of a spear Sees his brother father and three of his uncles be killed Twelve years old but a man in Aboriginal terms Alone begins to walk hopes to find a white-mans gun in order to better understand their ways Bold brave and resourseful for his age in white-mans terms Comes across Cornelius and his family exchanges fish for tobacco with George Eagre to learn about the white-mans culture Bidiggi learns some English
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