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'The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), begun in 1924, is little heard of today, but today's Aboriginal political movement is drawn from these roots. In this passionate exploration of the life of founder, Fred Maynard, John Maynard reveals the commitment and sacrifices made by these Aboriginal heroes.

Decades earlier than is commonly understood, Aboriginal people organised street rallies and held well-publicised regional and metropolitan meetings. The AAPA showed incredible aptitude in using newspaper coverage, letter writing and petitions, and collaborated with the international black movement through Maynard's connections with Marcus Garvey, first president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA).'

'The AAPA’s demands resonate today: Aboriginal rights to land, preventing Aboriginal children being taken from their families, and defending a distinct Aboriginal cultural identity.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Notes

  • This work contains chapters:

    1. Introduction

    2. Fred Maynard's early years

    3. Inspiration and influences

    4. Political mobilisation

    5. The rise and impact of the 'Freedom Club'

    6. A year of consolidation

    7. 1927: the struggle for liberty

    8. The final curtain

    9. Conclusion

  • Other formats: also electronic resource.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Canberra City, Inner Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2007 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: x, 186p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 9780855755508 (pbk)

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Fight for Liberty and Freedom: The Origins of Australian Aboriginal Activism Jeanine Leane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2010; (p. 123-124)

— Review of Fight for Liberty and Freedom John Maynard 2007 single work criticism

'Freedom by John Maynard adds an extra and long overdue dimension to our historical knowledge of Aboriginal activism and politics. The 1960s have long been upheld as a watershed in the modern Aboriginal rights movement. Charles Perkins’ 1965 Freedom Ride through New South Wales, the 1966 Gurrindji walk-off at Wave Hill and the campaign to support the 1967 Referendum have all taken their place in the history of Aboriginal activism. Maynard, however, shows through the life of his grandfather, Fred Maynard, that Aboriginal activism had deeper roots than is commonly known.' (Introduction)

[Review Essay] Fight for Liberty and Freedom Quentin Beresford , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 5 no. 3 2008; (p. 92.1-92.2)

— Review of Fight for Liberty and Freedom John Maynard 2007 single work criticism
[Review Essay] Fight for Liberty and Freedom Quentin Beresford , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 5 no. 3 2008; (p. 92.1-92.2)

— Review of Fight for Liberty and Freedom John Maynard 2007 single work criticism
[Review Essay] Fight for Liberty and Freedom: The Origins of Australian Aboriginal Activism Jeanine Leane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2010; (p. 123-124)

— Review of Fight for Liberty and Freedom John Maynard 2007 single work criticism

'Freedom by John Maynard adds an extra and long overdue dimension to our historical knowledge of Aboriginal activism and politics. The 1960s have long been upheld as a watershed in the modern Aboriginal rights movement. Charles Perkins’ 1965 Freedom Ride through New South Wales, the 1966 Gurrindji walk-off at Wave Hill and the campaign to support the 1967 Referendum have all taken their place in the history of Aboriginal activism. Maynard, however, shows through the life of his grandfather, Fred Maynard, that Aboriginal activism had deeper roots than is commonly known.' (Introduction)

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