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The Resource Rob Riley : an Aboriginal leader's quest for justice, Quentin Beresford

Rob Riley : an Aboriginal leader's quest for justice, Quentin Beresford

Label
Rob Riley : an Aboriginal leader's quest for justice
Title
Rob Riley
Title remainder
an Aboriginal leader's quest for justice
Statement of responsibility
Quentin Beresford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biography of Rob Riley who was devoted to the struggle for justice for his people; family background and early childhood; life at Sister Kate's; service in Army; early involvement with Aboriginal organisations; work in the Aboriginal Legal Service; State and National Chairman of the NAC (National Aboriginal Conference); NAC involvement in land rights and deaths in custody; relationship with Clyde Holding and abolition by Holding of the NAC on 3 April 1985; chair of National Coalition of Aboriginal Organisations; work at the Northern Land Council; advisor to Gerry Hand October 1987 and discussions about the new national body' publication of 'Foundations for the Future' and the Foundations for the Future Ministerial Statement; issue of a treaty or compact; Barunga Festival; debate on the ATSIC Bill; head of the Western Australian Issues Unit of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody; Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Legal Service in Perth; ALS involvement in the Marandoo project in the Pilbara; media reporting issues; Aboriginal-police relations in Western Australia; involvement in early native title debates; lobbying in 1994 for a national inquiry into the Stolen Generations; effects of trauma and depression in Rob's life; his suicide and his statement to white Australia
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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1954-
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Beresford, Quentin
Dewey number
305.89915092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dodson, Pat
  • Riley, Rob
  • Riley family
  • Pat, John
  • Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
  • Carrolup Native Settlement (W.A.)
  • Moore River Native Settlement (W.A.)
  • National Aboriginal Conference (Australia)
  • National Aboriginal Consultative Committee
  • National Federation of Land Councils (Australia)
  • Sister Kate's Children's Home (W.A.)
  • Australia
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Political activists
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
Label
Rob Riley : an Aboriginal leader's quest for justice, Quentin Beresford
Link
http://www.aiatsis.ashop.com.au/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 354-362
Contents
One: Prisoners of racism: the history of Rob Riley's family -- Two: Bound for assimilation: a childhood at Sister Kate's -- Three: Life at the margins: growing up Aboriginal -- Four: Apprenticeship: joining the Aboriginal Legal Service -- Five: Noonkanbah: the struggle for heritage -- Six: A bigger stage: the National Aboriginal Conference -- Seven: Betrayal: the demise of National Land Rights -- Eight: Enemies within: the end of the National Aboriginal Conference -- Nine: At the cutting edge: political battles in Canberra -- Ten: War on all fronts: the return to the Aboriginal Legal Service -- Eleven: Mounting despair: the final campaigns
Control code
000040200345
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 374 p. [24 p. of plates]
Isbn
9780855755027
Other physical details
ill., ports
Label
Rob Riley : an Aboriginal leader's quest for justice, Quentin Beresford
Link
http://www.aiatsis.ashop.com.au/
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 354-362
Contents
One: Prisoners of racism: the history of Rob Riley's family -- Two: Bound for assimilation: a childhood at Sister Kate's -- Three: Life at the margins: growing up Aboriginal -- Four: Apprenticeship: joining the Aboriginal Legal Service -- Five: Noonkanbah: the struggle for heritage -- Six: A bigger stage: the National Aboriginal Conference -- Seven: Betrayal: the demise of National Land Rights -- Eight: Enemies within: the end of the National Aboriginal Conference -- Nine: At the cutting edge: political battles in Canberra -- Ten: War on all fronts: the return to the Aboriginal Legal Service -- Eleven: Mounting despair: the final campaigns
Control code
000040200345
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 374 p. [24 p. of plates]
Isbn
9780855755027
Other physical details
ill., ports

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