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Author Maynard, John, 1954- author

Title Fight for liberty and freedom : the origins of Australian Aboriginal activism / John Maynard
Published Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007
Canberra, A.C.T. : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007
©2007

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Description x, 186 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Fred Maynard's early years -- 3. Inspiration and influences -- 4. Political mobilisation -- 5. The rise and impact of the 'Freedom Club' -- 6. A year of consolidation -- 7. 1927: The struggle for liberty -- 8. The final curtain -- 9. Conclusion
Summary The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), begun in 1924, is little heard of today, but today's Aboriginal political movement is drawn from these roots. In this passionate exploration of the life of founder, Fred Maynard, John Maynard reveals the commitment and sacrifices made by these Aboriginal heroes. Decades earlier than is commonly understood, Aboriginal people organised street rallies and held well-publicised regional and metropolitan meetings. The AAPA showed incredible aptitude in using newspaper coverage, letter writing and petitions, and collaborated with the international black movement through Maynard's connections with Marcus Garvey, first president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The AAPA's demands resonate today: Aboriginal rights to land, preventing Aboriginal children being taken from their families, and defending a distinct Aboriginal cultural identity
Analysis Aboriginal Australians - Politics and government
Aboriginal Australians - History - 20th century
Political activists - Australia
Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights
Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc
Maynard, Frederick, 1879-1946
Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association
Politics & government (Australia)
All Australian Indigenous Material
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 144-151) and index
Notes Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing, 2008 shortlist
Subject McKenzie-Hatton, Elizabeth
Maynard, Frederick, 1879-1946.
Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association.
Political activists, Aboriginal Australian.
Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government.
Aboriginal Australians -- History -- 20th century.
Political activists -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2008428055
ISBN 9780855755508 (paperback)
Other Titles For liberty and freedom