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The Resource A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett -- author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice, Sue Taffe

A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett -- author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice, Sue Taffe

Label
A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett -- author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice
Title
A white hot flame
Title remainder
Mary Montgomerie Bennett -- author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice
Statement of responsibility
Sue Taffe
Title variation
Mary Montgomerie Bennett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Montgomerie Bennett (1881 - 1961) is an important but under-recognised figure in Australian history. A member of a successful squatting family, she became a voice for reform at a time when Aboriginal Australians had their citizens' rights curtailed by repressive state laws. From her late forties until her death she fought for justice on behalf of the first Australians. She was a teacher, a writer and an advocate. She vehemently opposed the separating, on racial grounds, of Aboriginal children from their families. She put the case, decades before campaigns began, for Aboriginal rights to traditional lands. And she argued for citizenship rights, including equal pay and access to old age pensions for Aboriginal people. A friend described her as 'a white hot flame', relentless in pursuit of a better world for the people she loved. This first complete biography seeks the sources of Mary's inspiring energy, maintained throughout her life, in her family background and early life experiences. Sue Taffe is a Melbourne historian who has written about the contributions of twentieth century activists to campaigns for Aboriginal rights. She is the author of Black and White Together FCAATSI: the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as articles and book chapters about these activists
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taffe, Susan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Australian history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bennett, M. M.
  • Bennett, M. M.
  • Bennett, M. M.
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Social justice
  • Political activists
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Women social reformers
Target audience
adult
Label
A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett -- author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice, Sue Taffe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • cartographic image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • cri
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Parents and Childhood -- ch. 1 Parents: A pioneer Scots pastoralist and a London artist -- ch. 2 Mimi's childhood: `Queensland, Our Home'? -- Author to Activist -- ch. 3 Mimi Christison: Art student and young English lady -- ch. 4 Christison of Lammermoor: Romance burdened by reality -- ch. 5 M. M. Bennett: Emerging activist -- The Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia -- ch. 6 Learning about Western Australia: `My eyes open and my mouth shut' -- ch. 7 Mrs Bennett, Teacher: Mount Margaret Mission -- ch. 8 Commissioner Moseley and Chief Protector Neville -- ch. 9 Disillusionment -- Belonging, Identity, Commitment -- ch. 10 Dora and Gladys: Wartime London and a return to Australia -- ch. 11 Families: Peter Pontara and Human Rights for Aborigines -- ch. 12 The Wongatha people of Kalgoorlie -- ch. 13 Final days
Control code
000060811987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 430 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925523188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1004770257
Label
A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett -- author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice, Sue Taffe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • cartographic image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • cri
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Parents and Childhood -- ch. 1 Parents: A pioneer Scots pastoralist and a London artist -- ch. 2 Mimi's childhood: `Queensland, Our Home'? -- Author to Activist -- ch. 3 Mimi Christison: Art student and young English lady -- ch. 4 Christison of Lammermoor: Romance burdened by reality -- ch. 5 M. M. Bennett: Emerging activist -- The Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia -- ch. 6 Learning about Western Australia: `My eyes open and my mouth shut' -- ch. 7 Mrs Bennett, Teacher: Mount Margaret Mission -- ch. 8 Commissioner Moseley and Chief Protector Neville -- ch. 9 Disillusionment -- Belonging, Identity, Commitment -- ch. 10 Dora and Gladys: Wartime London and a return to Australia -- ch. 11 Families: Peter Pontara and Human Rights for Aborigines -- ch. 12 The Wongatha people of Kalgoorlie -- ch. 13 Final days
Control code
000060811987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 430 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925523188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1004770257

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