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Author Lydon, Jane, 1965- author

Title The flash of recognition : photography and the emergence of indigenous rights / Jane Lydon
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2012
Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2012


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Description 317 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Bearing witness -- 2. Behold the tears -- 3. A veil of convention -- 4. We are eagles -- 5. Aboriginal Overlanders -- 6. Looking is deadly -- 7. Gather round people, let me tell you a story -- 8. Out of sight and out of mind?
Summary "As a student, Jane Lydon was shocked by the photograph on the cover of Charles Rowley's 1972 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society, which showed two Aboriginal men in neckchains. In this ground-breaking book Lydon uses photography to tell a bigger story of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Australia. Featuring many iconic photographs and landmark events, she explores the remarkable way which photography has been used as a tool for change." -- Inside cover
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes information on Albert Namatjira
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-293) and index
Notes Also available online
Winner of Queensland Literary Award 2013 - University of Southern Queensland History Book Award
Print version record
Subject Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959.
Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights -- Pictorial works.
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Pictorial works.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- Pictorial works.
Photography -- Political aspects -- Australia.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
LC no. 2012515218
ISBN 9781742233284 (paperback)
Other Titles Photography and the emergence of indigenous rights