Alternative title: Bringing up Harry Penrith: Injustice and Becoming Burnum Burnum. The Formative Years of a Child of the Stolen Generation
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004
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'He is the only Australian Aborigine activist to be recognised and appear thus far in this renowned publication. His words were articulated on the heights of the White Cliffs of Dover near Folkestone Harbour, England, at dawn with the sun still slightly hidden below the horizon. BBC cameras rolled and captured the symbolic media event. Burnum's symbolic invasion of Great Britain was a publicity triumph and most probably the defining moment of his life. His performance appeared on television news reports and current affairs programs around the. world. For the occasion, white-bearded like the bard, he was ceremoniously dressed and appointed and in his right hand he clasped a large Aboriginal gold, red and black flag, which flapped majestically in the seashore wind. His proud,stern face was traditionally decorated with white paint.' (Source: Ramsland 2004, Bringing up Harry Penrith: Injustice and Becoming Burnum Burnum)

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