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The Resource Goondeen : Understanding Australia, Sophie Church with Everald Compton, Albert Holt and Henry Palaszczuk

Goondeen : Understanding Australia, Sophie Church with Everald Compton, Albert Holt and Henry Palaszczuk

Label
Goondeen : Understanding Australia
Title
Goondeen
Title remainder
Understanding Australia
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Church with Everald Compton, Albert Holt and Henry Palaszczuk
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Aboriginal terminology, a ?Goondeen? is a person respected for their wisdom, gleaned from long experience; an elder who is listened to and their opinions shared and acted upon. In this book, you will meet three Goondeens: Uncle Albert Holt, a Murri man and champion of equality; Henry Palaszczuk, a migrant, former MP and community advocate; and Everald Compton, a successful businessman and social activist. Indigenous and non-Indigenous, these three men have joined together to reflect on key historical moments during their lifetimes, and to ask probing, sometimes uncomfortable questions about what type of country Australia is, and who Australians are as a people. For Everald Compton, Australia is a land of possibility but unfulfilled potential. For Henry Palaszcuzk, it is a place of opportunity and refuge, but also prejudice. For Albert Holt, it is a country of discrimination and bigotry - and of hope. This is not a history of Australia; it?s the multi-faceted personal story of a country that is complicated, bold, negligent and wondrous. It challenges YOU to truly understand Australia, by reaching into your own conscience and deciding what type of Australian you are, what type of country you want to live in and what Australia?s place in the world might be. It invites you to learn more about who Goondeens are, what it takes to become one and, above all, why Australia needs Goondeens."--Back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Church, Sophie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-
  • 1936-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Compton, Everald
  • Holt, Albert
  • Palaszczuk, Henry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wisdom
  • National characteristics, Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australians
  • Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Goondeen : Understanding Australia, Sophie Church with Everald Compton, Albert Holt and Henry Palaszczuk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-150)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060682017
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780648147701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1002848437
Label
Goondeen : Understanding Australia, Sophie Church with Everald Compton, Albert Holt and Henry Palaszczuk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-150)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060682017
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780648147701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1002848437

Library Locations

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      -35.292556 149.118617
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