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Love against the law : the autobiographies of Tex and Nelly Camfoo / [recorded and edited by Gillian Cowlishaw]
Bib ID 1721563
Format BookBook
Author
Camfoo, Tex
 
Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000 
viii, 120 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 085575348X (paperback)
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references: p. 116.

Subjects Camfoo, Tex.  |  Camfoo, Nellie.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Northern Territory.  |  Country life -- Northern Territory -- Anecdotes.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Legislative.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination.  |  Race relations.  |  Gender relations - Intermarriage.  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Northern Territory (NT)
Other authors/contributors Cowlishaw, Gillian K. (Gillian Keir), 1934-  |  Camfoo, Nellie

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