Living in Hope, Ptilotus Press, Alice Springs, 2017
A memoir of boyhood by a man who was removed as a child – from country, from culture and language, from family, from his mother. Filled with surprises and unlikely fun, this is more than just a story of surviving. From hiding out from the Japanese in spring-fed caves in the deep Kimberley, to being let loose in a paddock just like a poddy calf at Moola Bulla, to cowboy comics at the Beagle Bay mission. A story of white bosses, of priest bosses, of black stockmen and of staying out of trouble. With honesty and unexpected graciousness, Frank reminds us of a not-so-distant past and of how things happened for Aboriginal people in the North West. (blurb)
Frank Byrne died on 20 October 2017. Warning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: this content contains images and/or voices of deceased persons.