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'Modern stone-age slavery': images of Aboriginal labour and sexuality

McGrath, Ann


As a white girl growing up in Bardon, Queensland, I used to stretch out on the carpeted floor in our steamy lounge room to watch television with my brothers and sisters. Tarzan, the pale 'Wild-man, showed us how 'natural man' behaved in the jungles, and his partner lane did the same for 'natural woman'. My young brother learnt the exotic language - that rather repetitive 'bwana mon-tinna bibi', spoken amidst whooping bird and ape sound effects. Lost in Space showed us the white nuclear...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1995-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Labour History


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