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The Palm of His Hand

Bonning, Olive G. (2005). The Palm of His Hand. Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Author Bonning, Olive G.
Title The Palm of His Hand
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 2005
ISBN 9781876248963   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 92
Language English
Field of Research 1999 - Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Abstract Madeline has enjoyed a holiday at home and has decided to return to the workforce. She discovers to her horror that the only position available is at the hospital on Palm Island, where approximately 2,200 inhabitants are either Aboriginal, or of Aboriginal descent. Her duties also demand that she apply her Midwifery training, an area of nursing she has avoided for ten years. Four weeks earlier, Maddy had committed her life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Confronted by her deep racial prejudice, and an intense fear of Midwifery, she is in deep turmoil. Travel with Madeline while the Holy Spirit works on her heart, as the potter does clay. Finally, she realises that the subsequent offer of another position away from the island cannot tempt her to leave her new home. About the Author: Olive Gail Bonning lives at Ingham, a small rural town in North Queensland. Gail spent from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s in the nursing profession, a period which included a tour of duty on Palm Island. Her time on Palm Island was one of the highlights of her nursing career and she resigned from nursing not long after she left the Island. This work is a fictional account of a true story, and is Gail's first novel. Each day Gail would go for a walk with her dog 'Jack' and the Lord clearly impressed upon her not only the title of the book, but also the heart of each chapter, about which she embellished the story.
Keyword Fiction & Biography
Northern Australia
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