Shortlisted for the 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for Indigenous Writing.
The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), began life in 1924. Although less known today, current Aboriginal political movements are drawn from these roots.
In this passionate exploration of the life of founder, Fred Maynard, John Maynard reveals the commitment and sacrifices made by these Aboriginal heroes.
- 230mm x 155mm x 10mm
- Released November 2007
- ISBN 9780855755508
About The Author
John Maynard is a Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of New South Wales. He is Chair of Aboriginal History at the University of Newcastle. He has held several major positions and served on numerous prominent organizations and committees including, Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association and the New South Wales History Council.
He has worked with and within many Aboriginal communities, urban, rural and remote. Maynard’s publications have concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and the history of Australian race relations. He is the author of a dozen books, including a finalist for the Walkley Awards in 2011. The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe, Dymocks Readers’ Choice 2013 for Aborigines and the Sport of Kings and the much cited Fight for Liberty and Freedom: the origins of Australian Aboriginal Activism (2007).
About The Cover
Cover illustrations: Aboriginal flag taken for The Long March for Justice and Hope, Invasion Day, La Perouse, 1998, photo courtesy of Juno Genes; Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association shield.
A brilliant book about a little known chapter of Aboriginal urban and regional activism albeit with a devastating kick back by the government Of the day