Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson reviews 'On Red Earth Walking: The Pilbara Aboriginal strike, Western Australia 1946–1949' by Anne Scrimgeour

April 2020, no. 420 19 March 2020
Jan Richardson reviews 'On Red Earth Walking: The Pilbara Aboriginal strike, Western Australia 1946–1949' by Anne Scrimgeour
It was only seventy years ago that Aboriginal workers in the north-west of Western Australia emerged from virtual slavery on the pastoral stations in the Pilbara region. Through their own efforts, and with encouragement from some white supporters, they radically changed the industry and undermined a colonising process of government control over them. Their protest is known as the 1946–1949 pasto ... (read more)