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

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

Label
A town is born : the Fitzroy Crossing story
Title
A town is born
Title remainder
the Fitzroy Crossing story
Statement of responsibility
Steve Hawke
Creator
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-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawke, Stephen
Dewey number
994.14
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country life
  • Country life
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
  • Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A town is born : the Fitzroy Crossing story, Steve Hawke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000051305832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921248856
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports., facsims.
Label
A town is born : the Fitzroy Crossing story, Steve Hawke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000051305832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921248856
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports., facsims.

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