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An Australian Son

by Gordon Matthews

Autobiography of Gordon Matthews. Adopted at birth, he grew up in the 1950s in middle class Kew. Through a series of circumstances Matthews came to believe he was of Aboriginal descent. Passionately, he formally embraced this identity and acquired a profile in the diplomatic service. He became a spokesman for his race and made many friends in the Aboriginal community. When a search for his birth parents revealed that his natural father was Sri Lankan, Matthews faced an identity crisis all over again. Gordon Matthews is a career diplomat who has served in Nigeria and Argentina. He works as a policy officer on Pacific island issues in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Adoptee Author: Gordon Matthews

Publication Year: 1996

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