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Racial folly : a twentieth-century Aboriginal family, Gordon Briscoe

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Racial folly : a twentieth-century Aboriginal family
Title
Racial folly
Title remainder
a twentieth-century Aboriginal family
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Briscoe
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Autobiographical account of author's life, shaped by his Aboriginal identity but also by the race laws under which his family has lived; effects on Aboriginal people of the Coniston killings in central Australia in 1928; evacuation from the Old Telegraph Station Native Institution in 1942 after the Japanese air raid on Darwin; discusses racial theory, the laws and the supposed religious solution of Father Percy Smith, the superintendent of a new institution in Adelaide at Pembroke Street, Kensington Gardens, later moved to St Francis House, to which six boys from Alice Springs were sent, including the author; life after St Francis House; impact of the Max Studart case; playing football in Adelaide; activities of the Aborigines' Progress Association in Adelaide (p. 95); soccer playing in England in 1961 and marriage; work of the Foundation for Aborignal Affairs in Sydney and Walgett; the Freedom Ride"; the 1967 Referendum; the split in FCAATSI; attending the Australian National University; the National Tribal Council; Redfern in the early 1970s; Aboriginal Legal Service; setting up of the Aboriginal Medical Service (p. 156-7); setting up of the Tent Embassy in 1972; running as a candidate (Djabangardi) for the Australia Party in the 1972 election in the Northern Territory; working with Fred Hollows on the Nationa Trachoma and Eye Health Program; completing higher education including Ph D; family; expresses the hope for an era of greater liberty, equality and fraternity in the twenty-first century for Aboriginal peoples
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Additional physical form
Also available in an electronic version via the Internet. Address as at 14 May 2010: http://epress.anu.edu.au/aborig_history/racial_folly/pdf/whole_book.pdf.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Briscoe, Gordon
Dewey number
994.007202
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Aboriginal history monograph series
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Briscoe, Gordon
  • Perkins, Charles
  • Smith,
  • New South Wales.
  • St. Francis House
  • The Bungalow (Alice Springs, N.T.)
  • Aboriginal Australian intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Aboriginal Australian historians
  • Historians
  • Political activists, Aboriginal Australian
  • Political activists
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • White Australia policy
Label
Racial folly : a twentieth-century Aboriginal family, Gordon Briscoe
Link
http://press.anu.edu.au/apps/bookworm/view/Racial+Folly%3A+A+twentieth-century+Aboriginal+family/4631/upfront.xhtml
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 221-226
Contents
1. My family backgound, 1890 to 1941 -- 2. Evacuation, Mulgoa to Semaphore, 1938 to 1945 -- 3. Racial theory and a religious solution, 1920's to 1945 -- 4. Pembroke Street to St Francis, 1946 to 1949 -- 5. Educated men or Christian misfits? -- 6. Life after St Francis House, 1957 to 1964 -- 7. Race relations, work and education, 1964 to 1968 -- 8. University and Aboriginal politics, 1969 to 1971 -- 9. Redfern and the early 1970s -- 10. The Northern Territory, 1972 -- 11. A new era in Aboriginal politics, 1974 to 1981 -- 12. The education years: 1980s -- 13. The 1990s and beyond -- Foreword
Control code
000045104204
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 226 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9781921666209
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. map, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)501813833
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader to read pdf file
Label
Racial folly : a twentieth-century Aboriginal family, Gordon Briscoe
Link
http://press.anu.edu.au/apps/bookworm/view/Racial+Folly%3A+A+twentieth-century+Aboriginal+family/4631/upfront.xhtml
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 221-226
Contents
1. My family backgound, 1890 to 1941 -- 2. Evacuation, Mulgoa to Semaphore, 1938 to 1945 -- 3. Racial theory and a religious solution, 1920's to 1945 -- 4. Pembroke Street to St Francis, 1946 to 1949 -- 5. Educated men or Christian misfits? -- 6. Life after St Francis House, 1957 to 1964 -- 7. Race relations, work and education, 1964 to 1968 -- 8. University and Aboriginal politics, 1969 to 1971 -- 9. Redfern and the early 1970s -- 10. The Northern Territory, 1972 -- 11. A new era in Aboriginal politics, 1974 to 1981 -- 12. The education years: 1980s -- 13. The 1990s and beyond -- Foreword
Control code
000045104204
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 226 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9781921666209
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. map, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)501813833
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader to read pdf file

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