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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The N Word : One Man's Stand
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'The N Word ' by Stephen Hagan exposes the passion and courage of the man behind the public face and reveals how a childhood growing up in a fringe camp and the town of Cunnamulla in southern Queensland, fired his determination to fight for human rights.

From his foray into bureaucracy in the early eighties as a naive young foreign affairs attache posted to Sri Lanka, through to calculated career moves as government bureaucrat, businessman and academic, Hagan has stuck close to his Aboriginal roots and the lessons imparted from his family and cultural advisors. On a journey marked by controversy and the inside of courtrooms, he has advanced from one legal battle to another.

In the 1990s Hagan's fortunes went from enjoying the heady company of Queensland political powerbrokers to a spectacular fall from grace and desperate attempts to clear his name of legal charges. He later defended wrongful dismissal charges and came up against his own people while championing the cause for transparency and accountability in publicly-funded organisations.

'The N Word ' is a riveting account of "one man's stand" and an uncompromising insight into Indigenous politics by one of Australia's most sought-after political commentators on race relations.' Source: http://www.stephenhagan.net/ (Sighted: 04/06/2009).

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  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2005 .
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      Extent: 275p., [4] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 18764198X
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2007 .
      Extent: 288p.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 9781875641987

Works about this Work

The N Word Blunted Razor's Edge Stephen Hagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 1 September vol. 10 no. 233 2011; (p. 28)
A Week Is A Long Time In Politics Stephen Hagan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 October no. 436 2008; (p. 21)
'I'm not talking about any particular building, but more specifically a structure that has impacted significantly on my life and that of my family for the past nine years.' (Stephen Hagan, Koori Mail 8/10/2008)
One, Down, One To Go Darren Coyne , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 October no. 436 2008; (p. 16)
'Mr Hagan told the Koori Mail he was delighted last week to hear the Queensland Government had ruled that a Toowoomba grandstand being rebuilt would not be renamed the E S 'Nigger' Brown Stand, in honnour of the city's first Australian representative footballer.' (Koori Mail 8/10/2008)
A Gong For Hagans At TV Media Awards 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 October no. 412 2007; (p. 15)
Why Would The Blacks Find 'Nigger' Offensive? Chris Graham , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 1 November vol. 6 no. 141 2007; (p. 17)
For almost a decade, Murri academic Stpehen Hagan has been lobbying to have the word 'Nigger' removed from a grandstand in Toowoomba.
Crusader's Life Story Told from the Fringe Martin Crotty , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 -14 August 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of The N Word : One Man's Stand Stephen Hagan , 2005 single work autobiography
Untitled Andrew See , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: API Review of Books , August no. 36 2005;

— Review of The N Word : One Man's Stand Stephen Hagan , 2005 single work autobiography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 23)

— Review of The Country Undertaker Jim Eames , 2005 single work biography ; The N Word : One Man's Stand Stephen Hagan , 2005 single work autobiography
Skim Kathy Hunt , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 October vol. 123 no. 6490 2005; (p. 68)

— Review of The N Word : One Man's Stand Stephen Hagan , 2005 single work autobiography ; The Eccentric Mr Wienholt Rosamond Siemon , 2005 single work biography
Nonfiction Peter Pierce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 102 2005; (p. 76-77)

— Review of The N Word : One Man's Stand Stephen Hagan , 2005 single work autobiography
Against the Odds Kirsten Cheatham , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 June no. 354 2005; (p. 50)
Qld 'Nigger' Stand May be Bulldozed 2006 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 7 September vol. 5 no. 113 2006; (p. 9)
Hagan's N-Word Victory 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 1 August no. 406 2007; (p. 3)
'Nigger' Documentary Shortlisted for Awards 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 August no. 408 2007; (p. 11)
A documentary detailing a Queensland Aboriginal academic's fight to have the word 'nigger' removed from a Toowoomba sports ground has been judged as a finalist in three categories of the Enhance TV Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards
Why Would The Blacks Find 'Nigger' Offensive? Chris Graham , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 1 November vol. 6 no. 141 2007; (p. 17)
For almost a decade, Murri academic Stpehen Hagan has been lobbying to have the word 'Nigger' removed from a grandstand in Toowoomba.
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