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Stephen Kinnane Stephen Kinnane i(A7113 works by) (a.k.a. Steve Kinnane)
Born: Established: 1967 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Miriwoong
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BiographyHistory

Stephen Kinnane was raised in Noongar country in south-west Western Australia and is a descendant of the Miriwoong people of the East Kimberley, through his maternal grandmother. He has worked as a writer and researcher on community cultural heritage projects.

As co-writer and co-producer of an ABC television documentary, 'The Coolbaroo Club', he was awarded a Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Human Rights Award for the Arts in 1996. In 2017 he was a member of the Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography working party.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Shadow Lines Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2003 Z1051216 2003 single work biography (taught in 5 units) 'The story of Jessie Argyle, born in the remote East Kimberley and taken from her Aboriginal family at the age of five, and Edward Smith, a young Englishman escaping the rigid structures of London. In a society deeply divided on racial lines, Edward and Jessie met, fell in love and, against strong opposition, eventually married. Despite unrelenting surveillance and harassment the Smith home was a centre for Aboriginal cultural and social life for over thirty years.' (Source: back cover, 2003 edition)
2004 joint winner Stanner Award
2004 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Non-Fiction Book
2004 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Non-Fiction
2003 joint winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
form y separately published work icon The Coolbaroo Club ( dir. Roger Scholes ) Canberra : Annamax Media Coolbaroo Club Productions , 1996 Z1639257 1996 single work film/TV (taught in 1 units)

In Perth, Western Australia, the Coolbaroo Club operated for 14 years (1946-1960) as a meeting place and a community focus for the local Aboriginal community. The Club was the only Aboriginal-run dance club in a city which practised unofficial apartheid. Continually harrassed by police with enforced fraternisation bans and curfews placed on them, the Indigenous population was also required to carry identity cards and deal with bureaucratic obstruction. During its lifetime, the Club attracted black musicians and celebrities from all over Australia and occasionally from overseas, among them Nat 'King' Cole, Harold Blair, and the Harlem Globetrotters.

1996 winner Human Rights Awards Media
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