The Resource Under the Act, by Willie Thaiday

Under the Act, by Willie Thaiday

Label
Under the Act
Title
Under the Act
Statement of responsibility
by Willie Thaiday
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
In Under the Act, Willie Thaiday writes about his experience of being removed from Darnley Island (or Erub situated in the Torres Strait) to Palm Island (a Barrier Reef Island 65km north east of Townsville), which was used by the Queensland Government as a settlement for Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander people considered guilty of minor infractions such as been disruptive. He discusses the difficult relationship many Islander and Aboriginal people had with the government officials on Palm Island who controlled every aspect of their day to day lives
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Thaiday, Willie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
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  • Thaiday, Willie
  • Queensland.
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Under the Act, by Willie Thaiday
Instantiates
Publication
Note
'This book is unique as it is the first book in Australia to be written and published fully by Aboriginal and Islander people" -- title page
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
51 pages:
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 & 3: Donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits;
Label
Under the Act, by Willie Thaiday
Publication
Note
'This book is unique as it is the first book in Australia to be written and published fully by Aboriginal and Islander people" -- title page
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
51 pages:
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 & 3: Donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits;

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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