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Books: Aboriginal Fables and Legendary Tales

Aboriginal Fables and Legendary Tales Compiled by A.W. Reid I grew up in England where I had read to me and read Grimm’s Fairytales and Aesop’s Fables, these were part of every child’s reading, but maybe I am showing my age, by admitting that. To me this book should be a child’s staple in Australia. […]

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Books: The Law of the Land

The Law of the Land by Henry Reynolds This book was bought for me by my father after I had stayed in an aboriginal community in the Kimberley. The back sleeve says that it is “readable and dramatic.” There were however times where it is incredibly in-depth like a university thesis. It is however an […]

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Books: Eddie Gilbert – The True Story of an Aboriginal Cricketing Legend

Eddie Gilbert – The True Story of an Aboriginal Cricketing Legend by Mike Coleman and Ken Edwards So this book has nothing to do with football, but Eddie Gilbert’s story has a lot to do with Indigenous people and sport. Eddie Gilbert was by all accounts a remarkable fast bowler and was the only man […]

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Books: Horizon is Where Heaven and earth Meet

Horizon is Where Heaven and earth Meet by Diana Williams When Lydia told me that her mother had written a book that would best give me an insight into her early years I was desperate to get hold of a copy. I googled it and found copies in the USA for $195. Which to be […]

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Books: Pitch Invaders

Pitch Invaders – The Modern Black Football Revolution by Stella Orakwue This book explores the integration of black footballers into the game and the English psyche. As the author states things have come a long way since the likes of Clyde Best and Brendan Batson were in a very large minority as black players in […]

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