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Deaths In Custody single work   poetry   "Deaths in custody, today we ask ourselves"
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Deaths In Custody
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  • Joan's brother, Bruce Leslie, died on 6 June 1985, as a result of injuries received whilst in custody of Tamworth police. This poem was written at the third Committee to Defend Black Rights National Family Conference.

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    y separately published work icon Voices of Aboriginal Australia : Past, Present, Future Irene Moores , Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1995 Z174399 1995 anthology life story poetry extract prose biography autobiography interview

    Voices of Aboriginal Australia is a collection of essays, speeches, poetry, articles, interviews etc. mainly by Aborigines, on topics of racism, discrimination, justice & the law, social conditions, land rights etc. for Aboriginal people.

    Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1996
    pg. 234
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