No Sugar

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Currency Press, 1986 - Aboriginal Australians - 118 pages
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Story of Nyungar family sent to Moore River Native Settlement from Northam in 1931; police as protectors, ration system; daily life, diet, education, administration, punishment at Settlement.

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The Post-Colonial play 'No Sugar' by Jack Davis, first published in 1986, is based in the South West of Western Australia, following a family of multi-generation Nyoongar people. The text shows the mistreatment and misunderstanding, shown by white authorities in the 1930's. 'No Sugar' was a request for white Australians to understand that Aborigines felt dispossessed of their land and spirituality. White intervention has drawn a line between the past and the future. Indigenous Australians cannot have their preferred future due to their reliance on the white Australians.  

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One of America's most beloved and best known illustrators, Jack Davis was born in December 2, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia, and still makes his home in the area.

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