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Author Camfoo, Tex.

Title Love against the law : the autobiographies of Tex and Nelly Camfoo / [recorded and edited by Gillian Cowlishaw]
Published Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000

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Description viii, 120 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary Highlights the ambiguous social position of Aboriginals living in the Northern Territory. This book presents insight into race relations, the contradictory attitudes of missionaries and police. It also reflects morality and religion as well as political developments. During his life, Tex Camfoo has been classified as Aboriginal, half-caste and European. As a half-caste he could not legally associate with or marry an Aboriginal woman. As an Aboriginal, he was not allowed to visit the pub with his European work mates. Nelly Camfoo was always considered Aboriginal. From childhood she has taken part in ceremonial life. She finds white people both frustrating and foolish -- 'they can't understand because they can't listen'. The stories of Tex and Nelly Camfoo intermingle to highlight the ambiguous social position of Aboriginals living in the Northern Territory during this century. They provide insight into race relations, the contradictory attitudes of missionaries and police, they reflect morality and religion as well as recent political developments
Analysis Aboriginal Australians - Australia - Northern Territory - Biography
Aboriginal Australians - Australia - Northern Territory - Social conditions - 20th century
Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc. - Australia - Northern Territory
Aborigines
Australia - Race relations
Autobiography
Camfoo, Nelly
Camfoo, Tex
Ethnic relations
Nelly Camfoo
Northern Territory
Pastoral industry
Race relations
Social conditions
Tex Camfoo
Notes Aboriginal content
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: page 116
Subject Camfoo, Nellie
Camfoo, Nelly.
Camfoo, Tex.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Country life -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Anecdotes.
Country life -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Australia -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Anecdotes.
Author Camfoo, Nellie
Cowlishaw, Gillian.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
LC no. 00304959
ISBN 085575348X (paperback)