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The Rainbow Beach man : the life and times of Les Ridgeway, Worimi elder / John Ramsland
Bib ID 4601509
Format BookBook
Author
Ramsland, John, 1942-
 
Description Melbourne : Brolga Publishing, 2009 
xxiii, 452 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781921221927
Summary

This is the fascinating story of Ridgeway and his struggle against adversity and racial discimination. The eldest of a family of eight, he grew up straightened circumstances on Reserves, leaving the Aboriginal School at 14 and becoming a farm labourer.

Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Ridgeway, Les, 1928-2014.  |  New South Wales. Aboriginal Welfare Board.  |  Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs.  |  Worimi (Australian people) -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Civil service -- New South Wales -- Officials and employees -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Reservations -- New South Wales -- Murrin Bridge -- History.  |  Employment - Discrimination.  |  Crime - Bushrangers and outlaws.  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Storms - Cyclones.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Occupations - Public servants.  |  Social welfare - Administration - Welfare officers.  |  Social identity - Mixed descent.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  History - Biographies.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination.  |  Worimi / Gadang / Kattang people (E2) (NSW SI56-02)  |  History - Genealogy and family history.  |  Religion - Rites.  |  Sport - Boxing.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Education - Schools.  |  Material culture.  |  Government policy - Commonwealth.  |  Land rights - Handbacks.  |  Worimi / Gadang / Kattang language (E2) (NSW SI56-02)  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Brewarrina (N NSW SH55-06)  |  Port Macquarie (NSW N Coast SH56-14)  |  Canberra (ACT SI55-16)  |  Lake Cargelligo (SW NSW SI55-06)  |  Purfleet (Taree, NSW N Coast SH56-14)  |  Karuah (NSW N Coast SI56-02)  |  Darwin (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Walgett (N NSW SH55-11)  |  Cabbage Tree Island (NSW N Coast SH56-03)  |  Newcastle (NSW N Coast SI56-02)  |  Port Stephens (NSW N Coast SI56-02)  |  Murrin Bridge (SW NSW SI55-06)
Available From Brolga Publishing, PO Box 12544, A'Beckett St, Melbourne VIC 8006 

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