Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with protective plastic covering. External stickers removed. Stickers and stamps to interior pages. Wear to book corners and edges. Slight skew to spine. Book is clean and binding is still very good.
This book investigates the life of Ernest Gribble, a drover-turned-Anglican missionary who raised an international controversy with his public campaign for an investigation of the police responsible for a massacre of Aboriginal people.
To his contemporaries, this driven, quixotic man was either a visionary, a madman or a traitor to white society. His single-minded championing of Aboriginal rights made him powerful enemies and his campaign for an investigation into a police massacre of Aboriginals at Forrest River (Oombulgurri) in the 1920s put Australia in the international spotlight.
Gribble's tortured private life matched his controversial public career. Once described as the first 'successful' missionary to the Aboriginals, Gribble would die in obscurity, mourned only by those he had spent his life trying to protect. (publisher blurb)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers, please note that this book may contain descriptions and/or images of people who have passed away.