The Unlucky Australians
by Frank Hardy
Rigby,1976, ISBN 855501693, illustrated frontispiece, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
"Frank Hardy, on a self-searching trip to the Northern Territory, becomes involved in a heart-rending struggle between a courageous Aboriginal tribe, the Gurindji, and the management of a foreign-owned cattle station.
After a hundred years of exploitation and discrimination, the Aboriginal stockmen finally go on strike and demand better pay and conditions, and a share of the land that was once theirs.
How they fought the management of the station, the Welfare Branch, the police and the apathy of the Australian Government, makes stirring and disturbing reading.
Frank Hardy, with a superbly skilful blending of his own words, and those of the Aboriginal leaders, conveys the mood and grievances of all Australian Aborigines in their struggle for equality and the return of their land."