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Ler in Conversations I would highly recommend itFull review here As I Read This Memoir With Great Interest an adoptee read this memoir with great interest I write this review from perspective I have keenly read the other reviews here and will acknowledge that I am one of the few who wanted from his work Tickner is one of only a few Australian male adoptee s who have written of their xperience and for this reason I highly commend his work it is an important contribution to the small but growing genre of adoptive life writing As adoptees from the Stolen Generations age beyond their 50 s publishers must do Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain: Volume Two: A Survey of Village Temples and Ritual Activities everything they can now to capture these important pieces of cultural history I am fascinated that a large portion of Australian adoptive memoir is written bystablished writers and notable professionals and there are few written works penned by veryday unknowns whom constitute the majority of Australian adoptees and first parentsIn 10 doors down Tickner spends the majority of his memoir detailing his professional life and while it is impressive and he has facilitated real change I was left with the feeling that this was often a distraction from the main story the real story his adoption As I got further and further into his memoir the constant grandstanding became annoying and I wondered at the purpose of his book Was this work a memoir of adoption or a memoir of a rich political life Tickner writes of others and their adoptive narratives with force and passion but when the story rightly turns to his adoptive narrative he skirts around the dges and avoids the deeper uncomfortable Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between emotional details For instance on page 138 Tickner states that may sound strange but it was how I felt in reference to his adoptee guilt It was here that Tickner could havelaborated what drives this sense of guilt freuently The Day Christ Was Born experienced by adopteesspecially in the nervous lead up to meeting their biological parents Again on page 140 Tickner avoids going deeper and describes his feeling in one brief sentence at the reunion with his mother Maida the feelings were overwhelming and I was so nervous that at first I could hardly speak The dialogue that follows describes what his mother looked like where they went in the hours after this momentous life changing occasion and the details of Maida s life lived without him Tickner continues the chapter in this manner his words touch briefly on the 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set emotion of their reunion but never lingering for long his writing is forever moving forward Hends the chapter with another brief hint at his inner world I felt uplifted and The Seventh Witch empoweredI desperately wanted to know about how my mother was feeling My uestion to Robert is how were you feeling As I turned the page to Chapter 13 Tickner begins with thenticing phrase I felt daunted I get And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake excited in the hope that finally the author is going to open up and share with the reader me his vulnerability Alas it is yet anothermotional tidbit which hits a dead Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America end three lines in and is followed yet again by another political anecdote Their are numerous moments like this throughout the book too many to mention where Ticknerither hints at his The Pocket Wife emotionality writes in a manner which washes over his inner world or he simply avoids mentioning how a scenario made him feel by focusing instead on his interpretation at the other personsxperience p158 p160 164 167Tickners constant glossing over of his loss and grief is not unusual for an adoptee many of us feel we have no right to feel anything other than grateful for our adoption However this is one of the many malignant myths fashioned decades ago to aid the societal acceptance of the forced adoption policy in Australia I would love to see a second The Color of Our Sky edition of Ten Doors down but only if it is reworked with Roberts inner world For all the superlatives in the book title and marketing blurbsxtraordinary remarkable I didn t find this book to be particularly outstanding Maybe I have already read too many books about adoption Maybe as an adoptee myself I find this book a little unbelievable I mea. Olio of minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs Among other achievements while in government he was responsible for initiating the reconciliation process with Indigenous Australians and he was instrumental in instigating the national inuiry into the stolen generationsDuring his time on the front bench Robert’s son was born and it was his deep sense of connection to this child that moved him at last to turn his attention to the uestion of his own birth Although he had some sense of the potentially life changi. ,
Robert Tickner had always known that he was adopted He wasn t interested in finding his biological parents until he had his own family As well as xamining his xperience the book also details some of his political career On his search he found our many amazing things such as the fact that his biological mother lived ten d A very thoughtful and poignant story Tickner Obsession expresses very honestly and openly themotional reunion with his birth parents Interesting too because of his role in the Aboriginal parents Interesting too because of his role in the Aboriginal portfolio during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody It is disappointing as we witness the black lives matter protests currently that despite having such passionate advocates for First Nations peoples we have come so little of the way towards reducing incarceration rates and ineuality I had no idea that politicians could be nice people but
"WHAT STRUCK ME ABOUT THIS BOOK WAS WHAT A "struck me about this book was what a person Robert is particularly his Cabaret: A Roman Riddle empathy and understanding of others He was so patient and selfless in his dealings with his biological parents and looked very closely at how they must be thinking and feeling instead of just his own needs and wants Knowing Roberts morals consideration for others and ability to hear and feel what matters to people I don t think that the PrimeMinister could have picked a better Aboriginal affairs minister than Robert He tells in this book the interesting story of his adoption reunion and his political life He goes into the detail of the pain caused by the forced adoptions pre 1971 for many Australians Interesting A poignant story about a man who havingnjoyed an idyllic childhood with loving adoptive parents decides to find his birth parents before it s too late Only this is no ordinary man he s a member of The Australian Federal parliament a lawyer passionate about justice for the first peoples of Australia and for the rights of adopted children and their parents forcibly separated to conform to social standards and morals of the 1950s His adoption reunion is a happy story full of amazing conseuences although his private life folds under the stress of political machinations which see him voted out of parliament his decisions and actions in government xamined before courts but ntirely if belatedly justified The prose is sincere genuine and generous It is asy to see how such a person could be a passionate and driven politician seeking justice and betterment for all of society specially the aboriginal community I struggle to think of any current politicians who seem his All Roads Lead Home eual in seekinglection to make things better For all An nlightening read I recently attended an author talk featuring Robert Tickner talking about the story of his adoption Ten Doors Down is the book of this storyYou may recall Tickner s name He was an ALP politician during the Hawke and Keating ra and the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs throughout the first half of the 90 s During this time he was also going through the motionally fraught xperience of searching for his Birth ParentsEarly On Tickner Makes Clear That parentsEarly on Tickner makes clear that is one of the fortunate ones He was adopted by two loving generous parents He had an idyllic childhood growing up in Forster NSW And his subseuent The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis experiences in searching for and finding his birth family were mostly successful and positiveHis birth mother had a less happy time though She grieved her whole life for the child she gave up Even though she found love and happiness in marriage she decided not to have any children as she couldn t bear the thought of losing another childAfter the initial joy of rediscovering her son she suffered terribly from knowing that she had spent most of her adult life living ten doors down from Tickner s adopted grandmother A grandmother that Tickner visited nearlyvery school holidays Knowing retrospectively that her son had been so close all this time was hard to absorbTen Doors Down is a touching memoir and if you get a chance to listen to Tickner talk with Richard Fid. The story of a federal minister’s remarkable reunion with his birth parentsRobert Tickner had always known he was adopted but had rarely felt much curiosity about his origins Born in 1951 he had a happy childhood raised by his loving adoptive parents Bert and Gwen Tickner in the small seaside town of Forster New South Wales He grew up to be a cheerful and confident young man with a fierce sense of social justice and the desire and stamina to make political change Serving in the Hawke and Keating governments he held the portf. .
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N veryone is simply too nice to be true The bit that would have really interested me how his birth mother came to be pregnant why she couldn t keep the baby how she xperienced the birth and separation are all missing Sure Tickner xplains that she did not want to talk about it I get that but it makes the book a whole lot less interesting for meI do believe Robert Tickner to be but it makes the book a whole lot less interesting for meI do believe Robert Tickner to be good person and from what I read in the book it sounds like he achieved some good things as a politician Perhaps though along the way he never unlearned how to speak like a politician The hoped for drama didn t find its way into my psyche and although the BOOK WAS WELL WRITTEN IT LEFT was well written it left feeling a little flatI guess what disappoints me the most about this book is there are no strong take away messages that haven t already been provided by other writers of this genre And veryone was just too nice Finding the Way Forward into Family I was in Canberra to welcome the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Australian based ICAN the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons It was in 2018 and a typical rightwing government as we have had sadly for a number of years now in Australia response being to absolutely ignore this important matter Some cologically aware citizen members of ICAN brought it to the national capital from Melbourne via a bicycle peloton I had taken a bus with others to greet its arrival later followed by a march with fl Very moving account of Robert Tickner s reconnection with his birth parents Read this in less than 24 hours as it was so compelling Tickner s sensitive less than 24 hours as it was so compelling Tickner s sensitive of the woman at the heart of his story is a powerful refutation of an inhuman system that doomed generations of single mothers described as of low intelligence if not actually retarded by doctors and their children the so called clean slates to the unimaginable misery of forced adoptions Hundreds and thousands of families were touched by these policies This moving memoir tells the xceptional story of one of them FOUR STARSJulia Taylor BooksPublishing An motional and deeply personal account of the complexity of family and the need to understand your origins A great Australian story which leaves the reader feeling positive about the triumph of humanityAnthony Albanese This book confronts aspects of our shared historical past some of which are horrible and shameful I wept in parts I felt sad and angry in other parts But this book is also about happiness and hope It is a story all Australians should readProfessor Mick Dodson AM Magnificently moving You won t be able to put it down A testament to a mother s love and a son s full of heart truth and power The final pages will break youNikki GemmellTen Doors Down is an intelligent and readable account of one man s attempt to reconnect with his birth family To read of this journey is truly a privilegePenelope Cottier Canberra Times An motional journey with an insider s insights into the political and cultural world of late 20th century AustraliaMichael Madigan Courier MailTen Doors Down is a memoir on the significance of a mother s care and the power of familial love Ten Doors Down is an motional and deeply personal story and Tickner s insights into family are moving and upliftingGeorgia Brough ArtsHub An pic motionally challenging but ultimately heartwarming story about the power of familial bonds love and life s strange coincidencesRowan Cowley The Senior Optimistic and uplifting a moving story and told with conomy and great focusDebra Adelaide The AgeTen Doors Down is Robert Tickner s best bookAlex Mitchell Come the Revolution This highly personal political memoir tells a heart wrenching story of genealogical discovery and relationship formation At its core Ten Doors Down is concerned above all with the nature of childhood itself Reflecting on the reprehensible history of forced adoption in Australia Tickner confronts many problematic historical assumptions about the nature and rights of a newborn childJosh Black Australian Book Review. Ng course that lay ahead of him he could not have anticipated learning of the xceptional nature of the woman who had brought him into the world the deep scars that his forced adoption had left on her and the astonishing series of coincidences that had already linked their lives And this was only the first half of a story that was to lead to a reunion with his birth father and siblingsThis deeply moving memoir is a testament to the significance of all forms of family in shaping us and to the potential for love to heal great ha. .