The Lone Protestor: Am Fernando in Australia and Europe

Author(s): Fiona Paisley (Griffith University, Australia)


The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House, cloaked in tiny skeletons, Anthony Martin Fernando condemned the failure of British rule in his country. Fernando is believed to be the first Aboriginal person to protest conditions in Australia from the streets of Europe. His various forms of action, from pamphlets on the streets of Rome to the famous Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, distinguish this lone protestor as a unique Aboriginal activist of his time. Drawn from an extensive search in archives from Australia and Europe, this is the first full-length study of Fernando's life and the self-professed mission that lasted half his adult life.


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General Fields

  • : 9781922059055
  • : Aboriginal Studies Press
  • : Aboriginal Studies Press
  • : 0.406
  • : March 2012
  • : 230mm X 155mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fiona Paisley (Griffith University, Australia)
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 512
  • : English
  • : 323.119915
  • : 256
  • : b/w illus