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CLEARED OUT: First Contact in the Western Desert

CLEARED OUT: First Contact in the Western Desert
Publisher: Canberra, Aboriginal Studies Press
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Edition: First edition - large paperback, pictorial card covers
ISBN: 0855754575
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Book Description and Condition

Book description and condition

In 1964, the eyes of the Australian nation were fixed on its Western Desert. The British and Australian governments were about to fire the controversial Blue Streak rockets across the inland. To the ministers in Canberra and London this was an ideal firing range: empty desert, a place they called the 'dump zone'. But to one seventeen-year-old girl and her family, it was home. This is not

just a story about the clearing of the desert. It's about people: the bureaucrats whose decisions affected thousands of lives; the patrol officers forced to make ethical decisions in unethical circumstances. And, of course, Yuwali's family: women and children who had never before seen a 'whitefella'. 232 x 188mm., pp. xv, 208, black & white plates throughout, maps, references, further reading, index. Large paperback, pictorial card covers. Contents, no inscriptions; card covers, slightly rubbed on corners - no creases. NEAR FINE.

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