Lionel Fogarty: “The Mununjali Exemption Man To my Grandfather Fred Fogarty”

The Department of Family Services and Abos lied to me. My
grandfather came to Purga at ’bout 19 or 18 hundreds and
married a Murri woman who gave him sons. In 1922 he was
given exemption certificate from the acts. He came from
Mununjali people who lives in Beaudesert. My grandfather was
gammin and told he was free, but when his son hit the
manager his son was sended to Barambah.

— Lionel Fogarty, “The Mununjali Exemption Man To my Grandfather Fred Fogarty”

Read the full poem here, along with more examples of Fogarty’s work.

For Sorry Day.

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One comment on “Lionel Fogarty: “The Mununjali Exemption Man To my Grandfather Fred Fogarty”
  1. Thanks for sharing this, Adam.

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