The Grand Experiment: Two Boys, Two Cultures
Colourful, and tragic, story of two young Aboriginal boys in the 1850's who leave their tribe. In 1848, Father Salvado Rosendo, a Spanish missionary in Western Australia, announced what he called a 'grand experiment of the civilisation of the Aboriginies ... on a scale that has never yet been attempted in this part of the world'. This is a remarkable - and timely - book. On the one hand it is a colourful detective story of research through the archives and libraries of Australia, France, Italy and the Vatican - and on the other it very much part of the whole story of the 'stolen generations'. And may 2007 is the tenth anniversary of the release of the original report into the stolen generations.
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