Secondhand. Good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Previous owner has stamped inside half-title page. Mark on half-title page. Otherwise interior and binding are very good.
Tennant Creek was founded on alcohol.
The story goes that a beer truck broke down before reaching the telegraph station near Tennant Creek. So the town came to the beer truck and stayed.
The town is on Warumungu land.
This book tells about the shift from blaming Aboriginal people for public drunkenness to looking at the way alcohol is pushed and sold. The book is dedicated to the achievements of traditional Aboriginal Elders of Tennant Creek in their war against grog.
Alexis Wright is from the Waanji people from the highlands of southern Gulf of Carpentaria.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers please note that this book may contain images of people who have passed away.