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Freedom ride : a freedom rider remembers

Author: Ann Curthoys
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1965, 29 students from Sydney University set out on a road trip through northwestern NSW, to challenge the ingrained discrimination and racism that was a largely unacknowledged feature of NSW country towns. The trip was marked by confrontation, intense street debates, some physical violence and much courage from local Aborigines.
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Genre/Form: Indigenous focus
History
Named Person: Ann Curthoys; Ann Curthoys; Ann Curthoys
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Curthoys
ISBN: 1864489227 9781864489224
OCLC Number: 51068399
Notes: This resource may contain the names, voices and faces of people who are now deceased which may cause distress to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander viewers or readers. Please take care when distributing this material.
Awards: Winner of AIATSIS Stanner Award for Anthologies 2003 (Australia)
Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award 2003 (Australia)
Short-listed for Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction 2003 (Australia)
Description: xxii, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Ann Curthoys.
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The story of Australia's historic Freedom Ride, the 1965 bus journey into the heart of the country to fight racism, from one who was there. Drawing on her own diary, interviews with fellow passengers  Read more...

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