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The Resource The legacy of Douglas Grant : a notable Aborigine in war and peace : a historical biography, John Ramsland

The legacy of Douglas Grant : a notable Aborigine in war and peace : a historical biography, John Ramsland

Label
The legacy of Douglas Grant : a notable Aborigine in war and peace : a historical biography
Title
The legacy of Douglas Grant
Title remainder
a notable Aborigine in war and peace : a historical biography
Statement of responsibility
John Ramsland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Douglas was born to Indigenous parents and, as an infant, was the sole survivor of a cruel massacre in northern Queensland. As an adult, he was a charismatic speaker on Aboriginal rights, but spoke with a distinct Scottish burr. Why was this so? He was rescued by a kindly Scottish immigrant and brought up and well educated in the Scottish way in Sydney's leafy suburb of Annandale. Highly successful at school, he became a leading engineering draftsman at Mort's Dock Company in Balmain and, later, a woolclasser at "Belltrees" station near Scone in the Hunter Valley of NSW. With friends from "Belltrees", he joined the 1st AIF. His dangerous encounters on the Western Front and as a prisoner-of-war in Germany are pieced together by the author from many fragments. Douglas bravely faced unpleasant racism in post-war Australia, but never lost his keen sense of humour and scholary interests
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ramsland, John
Dewey number
994.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grant, Douglas
  • Australia
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Prisoners of war
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
The legacy of Douglas Grant : a notable Aborigine in war and peace : a historical biography, John Ramsland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066125570
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780987639080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1122567919
Label
The legacy of Douglas Grant : a notable Aborigine in war and peace : a historical biography, John Ramsland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066125570
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780987639080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1122567919

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