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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Country women and the colour bar is a timely corrective to established ideas about race relations in rural New South Wales. It reveals the untold story of grassroots efforts by Aboriginal and white women working together to make significant gains for Aboriginal communities prior to Aboriginal people’s widespread access to citizen’s rights.'

'In the 1950s and 1960s, in towns across New South Wales, specially created Aboriginal branches of the Country Women’s Association were established. Country women and the colour bar offers insights into the experience of ordinary Aboriginal and white rural women as they participated in beauty contests, cookery, handicraft lessons and baby contests. It reveals how Aboriginal assimilation policy met everyday reality as these rural women broke the rural colour bar in an unprecedented fashion and fostered cooperative campaigns for meaningful change in race-relations.' (Source: Publishers website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2015 .
      6398599859687518377.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xvii,229p.
      Description: illus., map, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      • Published 1 October 2015
      ISBN: 9781925302967

Works about this Work

Book Reveals CWA Activism 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 December 2015; (p. 33)

— Review of Country Women and the Colour Bar : Grassroots Activism and the Country Women’s Association Jennifer Jones 2015 single work criticism biography
'A largely untold history of 'quiet activism' by groups of Aboriginal matriachs working with the largely conservative NSW Country Women's Associate (CWA) in the 1950s and 60s is the subject of a new book by La Trobe University academic Jennifer Jones...'
Book Reveals CWA Activism 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 December 2015; (p. 33)

— Review of Country Women and the Colour Bar : Grassroots Activism and the Country Women’s Association Jennifer Jones 2015 single work criticism biography
'A largely untold history of 'quiet activism' by groups of Aboriginal matriachs working with the largely conservative NSW Country Women's Associate (CWA) in the 1950s and 60s is the subject of a new book by La Trobe University academic Jennifer Jones...'
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