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Freedom Ride: A Freedom Rider Remembers
by Ann Curthoys
Written by one of the passengers, this book recounts the story of Australia's historic Freedom Ride—the 1965 bus journey of 29 Sydney University students to fight racism. First-person accounts from fellow riders illustrate the challenges along the ride, including confrontations, intense street debates, and physical violence. Included are interviews from local residents, bo ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Allen & Unwin
(first published September 1st 2002)
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An interesting look into what was happening during the 1960s. The ride went around some of NSW to show discrimination against Aboriginal people and there was plenty to be found especially when several towns became very hostile like Walgett and Moree. Ann Curthoys was present on the ride and did mention the conditions on the reserves, missions and shanty towns where Aboriginals lived. They were in 3rd world conditions with no electricity or even running water. The ride bought the issues relating ...more