Unsung Heroes And Heroines Of Australia.

Baldwin Suzy.

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Greenhouse Publications
Publisher Place: Elwood, Vic.
Publisher Year: 1988
Edition: First Edition

Description: 400 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. This Is A Genuine Peoples History Of Australia. When Australians Were Asked To Name Our Unsung Heroes And Heroines, These Are Some Of The People We Chose. They Are Convicts And Inner-city Welfare Workers, War Heroes And Mother Of Twelve, Children And Old Age Pensioners.

Publishers Description: Biographies of resistance leader Pemulwuy, missionary John Brown Gribble, soldier Douglas Grant, Turo Downs of Hardys Bay, NSW; Aboriginal activist Charles Frederick Maynard, Pastor Frederick Wilhelm Albrecht of Hermannsburg , nurse for lepers Ruth Heathcock, Khungerakung miner Alyandabu, Tiwi coastwatcher Charlie One Lampungmeiva, return of Warlpiri Malcolm Maloney-Jakamarra removed to boarding school in Adelaide, activist Alice Briggs, author Hazel McKellar, field officer for WA Native Department Michael Mickey Beaton, child survivor James Gurriwi of Arnhem Land, George and Maude Tongerie of Oodnadatta, Yilki fisherman Malen Rumbelow; Lily Jubilee Slattery of Normanton, Yanyuwa elder Tim Rakuwurlma. This ia a genuine people's history of Australia. When Australians were asked to name our unsung heroes and heroines, these are some of the people we chose. Their lives cover the last 200 years of Australia's history, a history that they shaped in the living of it. Their names do not appear in conventional histories - they did not direct what are usually regarded as 'great events' and are not history's traditional 'great men'. They are 'the people'. They are convicts and inner-city welfare workers, war heroes and mothers of twelve, children and old-age pensioners. They are bush nurses and fire-fighters, suffragettes and explorers, circus performers and poets. Some perform single acts of great bravery; other reveal different kinds of couragem enduring and surviving through years of hardship. Some of their stories are amusing, many are deeply moving. There are the stories of women, children, Aborigines, immigrants from many oother countries, 'ordinary' people. These are our stories.

ISBN: 9780864361592


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