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Fiona Paisley

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Winner of the Magarey Medal for Biography, 2014. Shortlisted for the 2013 Ernest Scott Award. The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. S...

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Winner of the Magarey Medal for Biography, 2014.

Shortlisted for the 2013 Ernest Scott Award.

The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House, cloaked in tiny skeletons, Anthony Martin Fernando condemned the failure of British rule in his country.

Fernando is believed to be the first Aboriginal person to protest conditions in Australia from the streets of Europe. His various forms of action, from pamphlets on the streets of Rome to the famous Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, distinguish this lone protestor as a unique Aboriginal activist of his time.

Production Details
  • Paperback
  • 230mm x 155mm x 15mm
  • 228pp
  • Released May 2012
  • ISBN 9781922059055
Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction
Chapter 1: First Forty Years and his ‘Guiding Star’
Chapter 2: Murder in Western Australia, 1903
Chapter 3: Internment in Austria, 1916
Chapter 4: To the Swiss People, 1921
Chapter 5: Street Protest in Rome, 1925
Chapter 6: Picketing Australia House, 1928
Chapter 7: Testimony at the Old Bailey, 1929
Chapter 8: Speaker in Hyde Park, into the 1930s
Chapter 9: Civilising England, 1938
Postscript
Notes
Index

About the Author

Dr Fiona Paisley is cultural historian who teaches at Griffith University. She is the author of Loving Protection? Australian Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Rights 1919-1939, with Anna Cole and Victoria Haskins, Uncommon Ground: White Women in Aboriginal History, and Glamour in the Pacific: Cultural Internationalism and Race Politics in the Women's Pan-Pacific.

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Not only the extraordinary story of an obviously extraordinary person, this book is also an eye opening account of indigenous people’s activism from the mid 19th Century onwards.

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