Abstract: Ruby Langford Ginibi’s Don’t Take Your Love to Town has been a source of inspiration for me as it awoke my interest and passion for Aboriginal history, culture and society. Her work can be read as a historical document as it makes readers aware of Australian history from an Aboriginal woman’s perspective. Her writing made me aware of the repression that her community had during the Twentieth Century and how her Aboriginal community is recovering and explaining their past through their writing. When reading her autobiography I could draw a parallel between the repression suffered by Aboriginal Australians and the oppression suffered by the Catalan nation and Republican Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975). White Australia and Franco’s Dictatorship used assimilation as the means to dominate Aboriginal peoples in the case of Australia and Republicans and the Catalan nation in the case of Franco’s dictatorship.

Keywords: Ruby Langford Ginibi; Don’t Take Your Love to Town; Catalan Reception

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