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Racial Folly: A Twentieth-Century Aboriginal Family

Briscoe, Gordon


Briscoe’s grandmother remembered stories about the first white men coming to the Northern Territory. This extraordinary memoir shows us the history of an Aboriginal family who lived under the race laws, practices and policies of Australia in the twentieth century. It tells the story of a people trapped in ideological folly spawned to solve ‘the half-caste problem’. It gives life to those generations of Aboriginal people assumed to have no history and whose past labels them only as shadowy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book


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