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Faith : Faith Bandler, gentle activist / Marilyn Lake
Bib ID 296913
Format BookBook
Author
Lake, Marilyn
 
Description Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2002 
xiii, 238 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1865088412 (hardback)
Summary

"Faith Bandler is one of Australia's best-loved and most widely respected citizens." "This is the story of Faith's extraordinary life, her journey from a childhood nurtured in a South Sea Islander community in northern New South Wales to national recognition as one of Australia's leading human rights activists." "Drawing on Faith's own vivid recollections, as well as extensive research in the archives, Marilyn Lake tells a lively story which captures the warmth of the woman - her sharp intelligence, her generosity, her calm, her stamina, her eloquence, her ability to have 'a bloody good time' - and the challenge of her political commitment.".

"As a leader of campaigns for Aboriginal rights and against racial discrimination, Faith Bandler emerged as an unlikely but compelling public figure - a politically effective woman in a public culture dominated by men, a politician outside Parliament and a Black leader in a nation dedicated for most of her life to the ideal of White Australia. The success of the 1967 referendum to afford full citizenship rights to Aboriginal Australians was a tribute to her leadership and influence - to this day, of more than 40 attempts to change the Constitution by referendum, only eight have succeeded."--BOOK JACKET.

"As a leader of campaigns for Aboriginal rights and against racial discrimination, Faith Bandler emerged as an unlikely but compelling public figure - a politically effective woman in a public culture dominated by men, a politician outside Parliament and a Black leader in a nation dedicated for most of her life to the ideal of White Australia. The success of the 1967 referendum to afford full citizenship rights to Aboriginal Australians was a tribute to her leadership and influence - to this day, of more than 40 attempts to change the Constitution by referendum, only eight have succeeded."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [210]-229.

Subjects Bandler, Faith, 1918-2015.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.  |  Pacific Islanders -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Women social reformers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Civil rights.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Government relations.  |  Race discrimination -- Australia.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Activism.  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship.  |  Politics and Government - Referenda - Referendum, 1967.  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Kanakas.  |  Literature and stories - Authors.  |  Australia -- Race relations -- 20th century.  |  Australia.
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