A Man of All Tribes
The Life of Alick Jackomos
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Man of All Tribes by Richard Broome
Book DescriptionThe son of Greek migrant parents, Jackomos was born in Collingwood and grew up in the Great Depression, mixing with people from a range of backgrounds. He was at different times a welfare worker and activist, a public servant in Aboriginal affairs, an historian archivist and genealogist. Loved by many, Jackomos's life was not without controversy as he was a non-Aboriginal man, with an Aboriginal family, living and moving in an Aboriginal world and working for Aboriginal causes. He maintained strong connections with his Greek heritage and the RSL, of which he was a loyal member, and visited Brunei so often that it became his second spiritual home.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780855755010
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Richard Broome
Aboriginal Australians, Paperback (May 2010)
'In this book Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style... ' Professor Lynette Russell, Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University.
Aboriginal Victorians, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Richard Broome
Early settlers saw Victoria and its rolling grasslands as Australia felix happy south land a prize left for Englishmen by God. However, for its original inhabitants this country was home and life, not to be relinquished without a fierce struggle.
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Author Biography - Richard Broome
Richard Broome practised history at university for thirty five years, much of that time at La Trobe University, where he taught Australian and Indigenous history. He has won teaching awards, worked with secondary school curriculum, and is the author of eight books, including the prize-winning Aboriginal Victorians: A History since 1800(2005) and Aboriginal Australians: A History since 1788(2010).
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