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The Resource Country women and the colour bar : grassroots activism and the Country Women's Association, Jennifer Jones

Country women and the colour bar : grassroots activism and the Country Women's Association, Jennifer Jones

Label
Country women and the colour bar : grassroots activism and the Country Women's Association
Title
Country women and the colour bar
Title remainder
grassroots activism and the Country Women's Association
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Jones
Title variation
Country women and the color bar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Country women and the colour bar" is a timely corrective to established ideas about race relations in rural New South Wales by revealing the untold story of grassroots efforts by Aboriginal and white women, working together. In the 1950s and 1960s, in towns across New South Wales, Aboriginal women joined specially created Aboriginal branches of the Country Women's Association. "Country women and the colour bar" offers insights into the experience of ordinary Aboriginal and white rural women as they participated in beauty contests, cookery, handicraft lessons and baby contests. It reveals how Aboriginal assimilation policy met everyday reality as these rural women broke with the established segregation in an unprecedented fashion. Working together the women made significant gains for Aboriginal communities prior to Aboriginal people's widespread access to citizen's rights. Some prominent Australians feature in these extraordinary stories: Jessie Street, Charles Perkins, Rachel Mundine and Purth Moorhouse. Using a biographical and highly accessible approach, "Country women and the colour bar" is an exploration of the role of women in maintaining and challenging the colour bar. -- back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Jennifer
Dewey number
305.4889915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DU124.W8
LC item number
J66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street, Jessie
  • Perkins, Charles
  • Mundine, Rachel
  • Moorhouse, Purth
  • Country Women's Association of New South Wales
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Rural women
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Women social reformers
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
Country women and the colour bar : grassroots activism and the Country Women's Association, Jennifer Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055033520
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 229 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925302967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)911498694
Label
Country women and the colour bar : grassroots activism and the Country Women's Association, Jennifer Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055033520
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 229 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925302967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)911498694

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