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The Resource On Red Earth Walking : the Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946 - 1949, Anne Scrimgeour

On Red Earth Walking : the Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946 - 1949, Anne Scrimgeour

Label
On Red Earth Walking : the Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946 - 1949
Title
On Red Earth Walking
Title remainder
the Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946 - 1949
Statement of responsibility
Anne Scrimgeour
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1946 Aboriginal people walked off pastoral stations in Western Australia's Pilbara region, withdrawing their labour from the economically-important wool industry to demand improvements in wages and conditions. Their strike lasted three years. On Red Earth Walking is the first comprehensive account of this significant, unique, and understudied episode of Australian history. Using extensive and previously unsourced archival evidence, Anne Scrimgeour interrogates earlier historical accounts of the strike, delving beneath the strike's mythology to uncover the rich complexity of its history. The use of Aboriginal oral history places Aboriginal actors at the centre of these events, foregrounding their agency and their experiences. Scrimgeour provides a lucid examination of the system of colonial control that existed in the Pilbara prior to the strike, and a fascinating and detailed account of how these mechanisms were gradually broken down by three years of striker activism. Amid Cold-war fears of communist subversion in the north, the prominence of communists among southern supporters and the involvement of a non-Aboriginal activist, Don McLeod, complicated settler responses to the strike. This history raises provocative ideas around racial tensions in a pastoral settler economy, and examines political concerns that influenced settler responses to the strike, to create a nuanced and engaging account of this pivotal event in Australian Indigenous and labour histories
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scrimgeour, Anne
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Australian History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Strikes and lockouts
Target audience
specialized
Label
On Red Earth Walking : the Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946 - 1949, Anne Scrimgeour
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066180422
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 510 pages
Isbn
9781925835687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122749618
Label
On Red Earth Walking : the Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946 - 1949, Anne Scrimgeour
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066180422
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 510 pages
Isbn
9781925835687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122749618

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