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Rob Riley was at the centre of debates that polarised views on race relations in Australia: land rights, treaty, deaths in custody, self-determination, justice system, native title and the Stolen Generations. Tragically he took his own life in 1996, shocking community leaders and citizens alike. Riley's life raises profound questions about our past, our present and our future.
About the Author
Quentin Beresford is an associate professor of politics and government at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He is the author of seven books.
"The life portrayed in these pages will above all else challenge our capacity to look into this blighted page of our history and to deal with and understand the nature of our national racist cancer." --Patrick Dodson, winnter, 2008 Sydney Peace Prize "In this detailed and delicate biography, Quentin Beresford tells a story of triumph and of tragedy. I cannot think of a finer introduction to Aboriginal politics in the contemporary era. I urge all Australian citizens who care about reconciliation to read it." --Robert Manne, professor of politics, La Trobe University
Prisoners of Racism: The History of Rob Riley's Family
Bound for Assimilation: A Childhood at Sister Kate's
Life at the Margins: Growing up Aboriginal
Apprenticeship: Joining the Aboriginal Legal Service
Noonkanbah: The Struggle for Heritage
A Bigger Stage: The National Aboriginal Conference
Betrayal: The Demise of National Land Rights
Enemies Within: The End of the National Aboriginal Conference
At the Cutting Edge: Political Battles in Canberra
War on All Fronts: Return to the Aboriginal Legal Service
Mounting Despair: The Final Campaigns
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ISBN: 9780855755027 ISBN-10: 0855755024 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 1st May 2006 Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.77