The Chainsaw File

The Chainsaw File

Book - 2011
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When it comes to being selective in the history you believe about Australia, or if you choose to racially stereotype people, then there is every chance you are going to be challenged by someone passionate and smart enough to have a go. The question for the challenger is: which fights do you pick and with whom? This book answers these questions through the story of Tyrone Smith who is suspended from school for questioning his teacher Brooksy about Captain Cook discovering Australia only to find a new challenge on the building site his father takes him to as punishment. This book opens with a comment about segregation in Australian history and the Freedom Rides lead by the late Charlie Perkins, and closes on the way in which some people still insist on measuring Aboriginality.
Publisher: South Melbourne : 2011. Oxford University Press,
ISBN: 9780195572537
Branch Call Number: JF PASC

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