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Rob Riley
Rob Riley

Rob Riley

An Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice


392 Pages, 7 x 9.25

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper, PDF

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

Publication Date: April 2006

ISBN 9780855755027

Rights: US & CA

Aboriginal Studies Press (Apr 2006)


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Set against the tumultuous background of racial politics in an conflicted nation, this book explores Rob Riley's rise and influence as an Aboriginal activist. Drawing on perspectives from history, politics, and psychology, this work explores Rob’s life as a "moral protester" and the challenges he confronted in trying to change the destiny of the country.


"The life portrayed in these pages will above all else challenge our capacity to look into this blighted page of our history and to deal with and understand the nature of our national racist cancer."  —Patrick Dodson, winnter, 2008 Sydney Peace Prize

"In this detailed and delicate biography, Quentin Beresford tells a story of triumph and of tragedy. I cannot think of a finer introduction to Aboriginal politics in the contemporary era. I urge all Australian citizens who care about reconciliation to read it."  —Robert Manne, professor of politics, La Trobe University

Author Biography

Quentin Beresford is an associate professor of politics and government at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He is the author of seven books.