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The Lone Protestor
Author: Fiona Paisley

ISBN: 9781922059055
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 May 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2 x 1.5
Description:
The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House, cloaked in tiny skeletons, Anthony Martin Fernando condemned the failure of British rule in his country. Fernando is believed to be the first Aboriginal person to protest conditions in Australia from the streets of Europe. His various forms of action, from pamphlets on the streets of Rome to the famous Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, distinguish this lone protestor as a unique Aboriginal activist of his time. Drawn from an extensive search in archives from Australia and Europe, this is the first full-length study of Fernando's life and the self-professed mission that lasted half his adult life.

About the Author

Fiona Paisley is a cultural historian and an associate professor at Griffith University. She is the author of "Glamour in the Pacific, Loving Protection?, "and "Uncommon Ground." Her articles have appeared in such journals as "Feminist Review," "Journal of Women's History," and the "Law and History Review."

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