Assimilation versus self-determination : no contest
H.C.(Nugget) Coombs is known as the whitefella's most senior elder. In the Foreword to his book, Aboriginal Autonomy, in 1994 I wrote the following: On the morning just prior to the commencement of the meeting, Nugget Coombs, who had been invited to attend, arrived to wish us well and briefly renew acquaintances with many old Aboriginal and Islander friends. There were warm greetings and well wishing until shortly Nugget departed. A young Aboriginal man of perhaps 16 or 17 years inquired of me...[Show more]
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