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King Brown Country
Author: Russell Skelton

ISBN: 9781741756227
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1 September 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.0
Description:
Investigative journalism atÿits best, thisÿdevastating,ÿpowerfulÿ­portrait of an Australian Aboriginal community,ÿonce known for its art tradition and now known for its violence and corruption, digs into the core of indigenous issues today





"Why don't you check out Papunya? It's the sniffing capital of Australia, it's a Bermuda triangle for taxpayer funds. Nobody in the NT government gives a rats. The council just tossed out World Vision. People are frightened to talk." Award-winning journalist Russell Skelton's five year journey of inquiry that coincided with one of the biggest shifts in indigenous policy in Australian history began on the day he received this email. Setÿagainst the backdrop of Papunya, a Northern Territory Aboriginal community whose history showed promise but whose dysfunction is now more prominent that its famous artwork, this book exposes unmitigated misery, shocking levels of domestic violence and sex abuse, and extreme alcohol and substance dependency. Above all,ÿit reveals how systematic failure of indigenous policy betraye...

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