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A Town is Born: The Fitzroy Crossing Story

A Town is Born: The Fitzroy Crossing Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hawke, Steve

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The 1960s are remembered as a time of change and upheaval throughout the Western world, including Australia. No part of the country changed more in that decade than the remote pastoral regions of the north. But in these tropical parts the winds of change did not bring the anti-wa...r movement, the counterculture, feminism, or the other issues that preoccupied the cities. Rather, they blew down an industry, a regime, a culture that for the best part of a century had thrived on a semi-feudal system of co-dependence between the all-powerful station bosses, and large communities of unpaid Aboriginal workers and their families. In the course of a couple of years the township of Fitzroy Crossing in the remote Kimberley changed from a tiny frontier outpost, to a refugee camp with hundreds of people living in fringe camps in third world conditions. From this maelstrom a unique community emerged, with a strong ethos of cooperation and support amongst the various peoples of the Fitzroy Valley.
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ISBN 9781925936858
Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
Publisher Magabala Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925936858
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Magabala Books
Imprint Magabala Books
Published 1 Nov 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hawke, Steve
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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