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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Fighting hard tells a history of the Aborigines Advancement League, the oldest Aboriginal organisation in Australia. As both a welfare and activist body, the League is the ‘mother’ of all Aboriginal Victorian community organisations, having spawned a diverse range of organisations.'

'The League influenced the fight for civil rights and took a stand against the government’s assimilation policy. Its activism with government and the United Nations predates the better known Tent Embassy and provided a Victorian, national and international perspective on Aboriginal affairs.'

'Begun as a coalition of all Australians, in 1969 a black power takeover changed its management to Aboriginal community control – something which was managed peacefully and fruitfully. Its national significance is marked by the League’s leadership where, from the 1970s, many community heroes became role models for Aboriginal youth.'

'Over the years the League has proven that despite the pervasive mythology, Aboriginal people are able to successfully govern their own organisations. In particular, the League has proven its capacity for managing good governance while maintaining Aboriginal cultural values.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also e-book.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 240p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      ISBN: 9781922059864 (pbk), ISBN 9781922059871 (PDF ebook), 9781922059888 (epub), 9781922059895 (Kindle)

Works about this Work

Fighting Hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League : Review Rani Kerin , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 47 no. 2 2016; (p. 338-339)

— Review of Fighting hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League Richard Broome 2015 single work criticism
'A master story-teller, Broome reveals so much more than the history of an organisation in Fighting Hard. All the elements of an organisational history are there: we learn about the Victorian Aborigines Advancement League’s origins, leaders, workers, structure, policies, projects, and relationships with other groups and government. Drawing on his wealth of knowledge and experience as a historian, Broome sets this story within a richly drawn context of social, political and economic change, thereby enhancing our understanding of the League’s history. At the same time, through his focus on the League, Broome is able to shed new light on aspects of the wider story, deepening our collective understanding of Australian history. Fighting Hard is a model organisational history—a brilliant example of the possibilities and benefits of combining ethnographic, biographical and conventional historical methodologies. ...'
Book Tells the History of League 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 July no. 605 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of Fighting hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League Richard Broome 2015 single work criticism
'A book documenting the history of Victoria's Aborigines Advancement League will help keep culture alive...'
Fighting Hard: the Victorian Aborigines Advancement League : Review Sue Taffe , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , December vol. 39 no. 2015; (p. 271-273)

— Review of Fighting hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League Richard Broome 2015 single work criticism
Book Tells the History of League 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 July no. 605 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of Fighting hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League Richard Broome 2015 single work criticism
'A book documenting the history of Victoria's Aborigines Advancement League will help keep culture alive...'
Fighting Hard: the Victorian Aborigines Advancement League : Review Sue Taffe , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , December vol. 39 no. 2015; (p. 271-273)

— Review of Fighting hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League Richard Broome 2015 single work criticism
Fighting Hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League : Review Rani Kerin , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 47 no. 2 2016; (p. 338-339)

— Review of Fighting hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League Richard Broome 2015 single work criticism
'A master story-teller, Broome reveals so much more than the history of an organisation in Fighting Hard. All the elements of an organisational history are there: we learn about the Victorian Aborigines Advancement League’s origins, leaders, workers, structure, policies, projects, and relationships with other groups and government. Drawing on his wealth of knowledge and experience as a historian, Broome sets this story within a richly drawn context of social, political and economic change, thereby enhancing our understanding of the League’s history. At the same time, through his focus on the League, Broome is able to shed new light on aspects of the wider story, deepening our collective understanding of Australian history. Fighting Hard is a model organisational history—a brilliant example of the possibilities and benefits of combining ethnographic, biographical and conventional historical methodologies. ...'
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