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A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett - author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice, Sue Taffe

Label
A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett - author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice
Title
A white hot flame
Title remainder
Mary Montgomerie Bennett - author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice
Statement of responsibility
Sue Taffe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Montgomerie Bennett (1881-1961) is an important but under-recognised figure in Australian history. A member of a successful squatting family, she became a voice for reform at a time when Aboriginal Australians had their citizens' rights curtailed by repressive state laws. From her late forties until her death she fought for justice on behalf of the first Australians. She was a teacher, a writer and an advocate. She vehemently opposed the separating, on racial grounds, of Aboriginal children from their families. She put the case, decades before campaigns began, for Aboriginal rights to traditional lands. And she argued for citizenship rights, including equal pay and access to old age pensions for Aboriginal people. A friend described her as 'a white hot flame', relentless in pursuit of a better world for the people she loved. This first complete biography seeks the sources of Mary's inspiring energy, maintained throughout her life, in her family background and early life experiences
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taffe, Sue
Dewey number
323.119915092
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
DU115.2.B46
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Australian history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bennett, M. M.
  • Christison family
  • Bennett, M. M.
  • Women social reformers
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Lobbyists
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Christison family
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Lobbyists
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Women social reformers
  • Australia
Label
A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett - author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice, Sue Taffe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Front matter; Title page; Copyright and imprint information; Contents; List of maps; Opening quotes; Introduction; Parents and Childhood; 1. Parents: A pioneer Scots pastoralist and a London artist; 2. Mimi's childhood: 'Queensland, our home'?; Author to Activist; 3. Mimi Christison: Art student and young English lady; 4. Christison of Lammermoor: Romance burdened by reality; 5. M.M. Bennett: Emerging activist; The Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia; 6. Learning about Western Australia: 'My eyes open and my mouth shut'; 7. Mrs Bennett, teacher: Mount Margaret Mission
  • 8. Commissioner Moseley and Chief Protector Neville9. Disillusionment; Belonging, Identity, Commitment; 10. Dora and Gladys: Wartime London and a return to Australia; 11. Families: Peter Pontara and Human Rights for Aborigines; 12. The Wongatha people of Kalgoorlie; 13. Final days; Epilogue; Image block; Maps; Map 1: Southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania; Map 2: Queensland and northern New South Wales; Map 3: England and southern Scotland; Map 4: Central and South Australia; Map 5: South-west and west coast of Western Australia; Map 6: Eastern goldfields of Western Australia
  • End matterAcknowledgments; Further reading; Index; Back cover
Control code
1027961470
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
CA & US version.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 430 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925523195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits, maps, facsimiles
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027961470
Label
A white hot flame : Mary Montgomerie Bennett - author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice, Sue Taffe
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Front matter; Title page; Copyright and imprint information; Contents; List of maps; Opening quotes; Introduction; Parents and Childhood; 1. Parents: A pioneer Scots pastoralist and a London artist; 2. Mimi's childhood: 'Queensland, our home'?; Author to Activist; 3. Mimi Christison: Art student and young English lady; 4. Christison of Lammermoor: Romance burdened by reality; 5. M.M. Bennett: Emerging activist; The Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia; 6. Learning about Western Australia: 'My eyes open and my mouth shut'; 7. Mrs Bennett, teacher: Mount Margaret Mission
  • 8. Commissioner Moseley and Chief Protector Neville9. Disillusionment; Belonging, Identity, Commitment; 10. Dora and Gladys: Wartime London and a return to Australia; 11. Families: Peter Pontara and Human Rights for Aborigines; 12. The Wongatha people of Kalgoorlie; 13. Final days; Epilogue; Image block; Maps; Map 1: Southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania; Map 2: Queensland and northern New South Wales; Map 3: England and southern Scotland; Map 4: Central and South Australia; Map 5: South-west and west coast of Western Australia; Map 6: Eastern goldfields of Western Australia
  • End matterAcknowledgments; Further reading; Index; Back cover
Control code
1027961470
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
CA & US version.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 430 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925523195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits, maps, facsimiles
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027961470

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