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
Professor John Maynard is a Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of NSW and Professor of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Newcastle.
He has held several major positions and served on numerous prominent organisations and committees including Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association, New South Wales History Council, Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council, Australian Research Council College of Experts, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network and the NSW Fulbright Selection Committee.
He gained his PhD in 2003, examining the rise of early Aboriginal political activism. He has worked with and within many Aboriginal communities, urban, rural and remote. Professor Maynard’s publications have concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and the history of Australian race relations.
John is a passionate football fan and the author of several books on Aboriginal people and sport.
About The Cover
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
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