Just as Dark Emu argues for us to drop the hunter-gatherer tag for Australian Aborigines, this book will blow you away in the new light it sheds on how Australian Aborigines from the 1800’s till today have worked with dignity to see that their human rights are secured.
William Cooper’s mother Kitty was a tribal woman born near the Murray River in pre-settlement times. Yet William Cooper, mission educated and a quick learner, met with Prime Ministers and petitioned Kings. He was a prolific letter writer to politicians and newspapers and set up a national organization, the Australian Aborigines League which still exists with a slight name change. Read the book to find out the rest of his amazing story.
This book and Cooper’s story stand out in the genre of black history biographies and political memoir as he was a pioneer of the Aboriginal movement for basic human rights. He shaped Australia’s political activism, building a platform for following generations who he mentored, including his great-nephew, the first and only Aboriginal governor of South Australia, Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls.
Miller’s book captures the heart cry of First Nations leaders through the decades to the current calls for Voice, Treaty, Truth as it is peppered with quotes from them.
William Cooper has found a place in the hearts of Jewish people in Australia and at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Israel as he led Aborigines in a protest march to the German Consulate in Melbourne against the persecution of Jews at Kristallnacht in 1938.
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✔️ LEARN from our past mistakes & use history as a valuable lesson
✔️ UNDERSTAND William Cooper’s political activism & human rights watch
✔️ APPRECIATE the dignity with which Cooper dealt with discrimination racism
By the end of this eye-opening Australian black history book, you will be able to:
✔️ FIND OUT more about William Cooper’s inspiring journey & the obstacles he had to overcome
✔️ DISCOVER black history facts & little-known insights about the origins of the White Australia Policy
✔️ COMPREHEND the social and political status quo In Australia during William Cooper’s life and how It affects current events
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