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A Man of All Tribes
A Man of All Tribes

A Man of All Tribes

The Life of Alick Jackomos


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $35.95 (US $35.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: March 2006

ISBN 9780855755010

Rights: US & CA

Aboriginal Studies Press (Mar 2006)


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The story of a non-Aboriginal man who crossed over into the Aboriginal world, Alick Jackomos became fully immersed in Aboriginal welfare work and activism for Aboriginal rights. His life is set in the context of evolving Aboriginal activism, yet there were moments of controversy as he was a non-Aboriginal man, with an Aboriginal family, living and moving in an Aboriginal world and working for Aboriginal causes.


"To share the life of Alick Jackomos will be a privilege for those who read this story. Celebration of one's life gives immense pleasure and provides an opportunity to acknowledge how people such as Alick shape and change attitudes from the grass roots to the top."  —Joy Wandin Murphy, Senior Woman Elder of the Wurundjeri People and professor, Swinburne University  

"No account of race relations in Victoria could be reliable, or complete, without a focus on Alick Jackomos."  —Colin Tatz, visiting fellow in political science, Australian National University

"In a fine passage Broome and Manning write that for Alick life ‘was a journey to oneness’ . . . A Man of All Tribes is a timely production that provides us with more generous perspectives for thinking about the nature of identity and what it means to be Australian."  —Philip J Morrissey, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education

Author Biography

Richard Broome was appointed associate professor of history at La Trobe University in 1992. He was appointed fellow of the Academy of the Humanities in 2006. Corinne Manning is an honorary research associate and oral historian at La Trobe University.