Speculating about a life

Reimagining Douglas Grant
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January–February 2021, no. 428
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The Legacy of Douglas Grant by John Ramsland

Brolga Publishing, $26.95 pb, 370 pp

Speculating about a life

Reimagining Douglas Grant
by
January–February 2021, no. 428

Soldier. Draftsman. Massacre survivor. Prisoner of war. Veteran. Son. Brother. Uncle. RSL Secretary. Indigenous Man. Activist. Black Scotsman. Celebrity. These are just some of the words used to describe Douglas Grant, an individual who embodied the contradictions of assimilation and the challenges facing Aboriginal people in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Famous during his lifetime, Grant’s reputation has faded since the 1950s but in recent years has attracted the attention of Indigenous Australians and historians of World War I.

Noah Riseman reviews 'The Legacy of Douglas Grant' by John Ramsland

The Legacy of Douglas Grant

by John Ramsland

Brolga Publishing, $26.95 pb, 370 pp

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