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Title Breaking the boundaries : Australian activists tell their stories / edited by Yvonne Allen and Joy Noble
Published Mile End, South Australia : Wakefield Press, 2016


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  323.0994 All/Btb  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  323.0994 All/Btb  AVAILABLE
Description 231 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction / Yvonne Allen and Joy Noble -- Sierra Leone to Australia : the long road to action -- Social media in times of crisis / Mel Irons -- The reluctant activist / Julian Burnside -- Flying our Aboriginal flag / Phoebe and Savannah Brice -- Outward action arising from inward stillness / Adrian Glamorgan -- Pulping the mill / Anne Layton-Bennett -- The full circle / Jo Vallentine -- Coming home to the spirit of the land / Georgina Williams -- Is political lobbying out of fashion / Margaret Reynolds -- From workplace to saving beaches / Jim Douglas -- The resilience and 'stickability' of the artist / Anne Riggs -- Turning ideas into reality in Afganistan / Matthias Tomczak -- Doing what I feared the most / Jenny Scott -- Where volunteering can lead you / John Bennett -- First footprints in every primary school / Maddison Day -- A Bolivian journey / Tessa Henwood-Mitchell -- A voice for the environment / Peter Owen -- My great big morning teas / Mackenzie Francis-Brown -- Unfolding projects : Australian and Afghan artists' books / Gali Weiss -- If the River Murray could speak / Diane Bell -- An Indigenous prime minister in our lifetime / Andrew Penfold -- Life's unrecognised moral mentors / Lorna Hallahan -- The business of sex work / Deborah McCulloch -- Politics at the end of life / Julia Anaf -- Building peace through social justice / Andrew Alcock -- A life-changing disease motivates and inspires / Eliza Bartlett --
Corporate dominance versus democracy / Shirley Collins -- From peak oil to our own garden / Michael Dwyer -- Madge takes on the GM industry / Fran Murrell -- Save the duck pond / M. Isabel Storer -- Ordinary people can change the world / Chris Loorham -- A brush with peace / Judy Blyth -- It's up to us / Jaime Yallup Farrant -- Locking the farm gates / Sarah Moles -- Kick-starters for tree planting / Lolo Houbein -- Long-service leave for activists / Brenda Conochie -- Saving Lake Claremont - a full-time job / Heidi Hardisty -- A river, a bridge and a struggle / Richard Owen -- There is room for everyone in the puzzle / Mia Pepper -- Voices from the Kimberley / Jan Lewis [and four others] -- Remembering the women's camp at Pine Gap, 1983 / Biff Ward
Summary What makes an activist? What makes one person speak out against injustice while another will be content to get angry at the TV news? What makes the activist so determined to make her or his voice heard, often against powerful odds? This book looks for answers in the personal stories of 46 Australians, young and old, fighting to be heard in a range of areas including human rights, gender issues, and the environment
Analysis Australian
Notes SOC
Subject Civil rights workers -- Australia -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Australia.
Human rights workers -- Australia -- Biography.
Human rights workers -- Australia.
Social action -- Australia.
Social action.
Social movements.
Social movements -- Australia.
Social participation.
Social participation -- Australia.
Social reformers -- Australia.
Pine Gap (N.T.)
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Allen, Yvonne, 1942- editor
Noble, Joy, 1925- editor
ISBN 9781743054185
Other Titles Australian activists tell their stories