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The Resource A town is born : the story of Fitzroy Crossing, Steve Hawke

A town is born : the story of Fitzroy Crossing, Steve Hawke

Label
A town is born : the story of Fitzroy Crossing
Title
A town is born
Title remainder
the story of Fitzroy Crossing
Statement of responsibility
Steve Hawke
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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-war 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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1959-
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Hawke, Steve
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country life
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
  • Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A town is born : the story of Fitzroy Crossing, Steve Hawke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921248856
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a81132
  • (Sirsi) a81132
Label
A town is born : the story of Fitzroy Crossing, Steve Hawke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921248856
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a81132
  • (Sirsi) a81132

Library Locations

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