Through My Eyes
by Ella Simon
Rigby, 1978, [First Edition], ISBN 0727008102, black and white photographic plates, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stamp to front endpaper, stickers to back endpapers and facing half title page, tape residue on covers, one page top corner crease, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, creasing and minor chipping (see photographs)
“Through My Eyes is a book that brings into the open the conflicts and indignities experienced by the Aboriginal people of Australia. The author tells of the days when her people were considered by officialdom to be ‘non-people’ – without rights. Not only could they not vote (they were not included in the Census) but also they were not allowed to be on the electoral rolls.
It is a book which highlights many contentious issues that continue to dog Australia today, and the efforts put into rectifying injustices.
In the words of the noted anthropologist, Professor A. P. Elkin, “I hope Aborigines will read this story of one of their number who blazed a trail through this maze of prejudice and fear. I urge non-Aboriginal citizens, especially those of mixed descent, have suffered in our midst.””