Son of Alyandabu: my fight for aboriginal rights

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University of Queensland Press, 1991 - Social Science - 121 pages
Autobiography of Joe McGinness; early life at the Lucy Claim mine and Kahlin Compound; traditional food gathering; work and wages under the Aboriginal Protection Law; 1930 s Depression; beche-de-mer fishing; Caledon Bay Massacre; Xavier Herbert and the Half-Castes Association; Northern Territory Aboriginal Ordinance 1918-1933 amendment; Cairns Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Advancement League - the Hope Vale case; formation and actions of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines; North Australian Workers Union and Bagot and Berrimah Reserve strikes; All-Australian Trade Union Congress 1951, including text of speech by Jack McGinness; activities of the council for Aboriginal Rights; Social justice, social and health services; 1967 Referendum; Aboriginal Trust Fund, repatriation benefits, equal wages and employment.

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Contents

Family history and survival
1
In and out of the compound
9
During the Depression
18
Leading up to the War
27
After the War
33
The Hope Vale case
40
The Leagues work
47
What FCAATSI fought for
71
A history of exploitation
84
Thoughts of our future
95
Appendixes
105
Copyright

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