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The main question of this book is: why have the billions of dollars spent on Aboriginal issues not closed the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and what should be done about this?
Wake Up Time is the, often very graphic and anecdotal, story of a personal journey through some remote areas of Australia’s Outback, the Northern Territory, including Alice Sp
Published July 11th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
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Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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If you are interested in Aboriginal affairs in Australia, then take a look at this book. It's a well researched, engaging analysis of Indigenous Australians in living in the outback. It raises very interesting and thought provoking questions. Many times I found myself thinking "how is that possible?" or "why is that so?". The best part about this book is the narrative. Written while the author and his partner were travelling to remote areas of Australia, the stories are authentic with anecdotes ...more
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Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
I have mixed feelings about this self-published account and research about remote Indigenous communities from the perspective of a Dutch traveller. Learnt some interesting things but his bias is quite clear at times, and the problems mentioned, by his own admission, are incredibly complex. I am still trying to digest his recommendations at the end of the book which prompted skepticism on my part. There are no simple solutions, and pretending racism doesn't exist just because it shouldn't in "a m ...more
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