Up From The Mission: Selected Writings

Up From The Mission Selected Writings Up from the Mission charts the life and thought of Noel Pearson from his early days as a native title lawyer to his position today as one of Australia s most influential figures This is writing of gr

  • Title: Up From The Mission: Selected Writings
  • Author: Noel Pearson
  • ISBN: 9781863954280
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Up from the Mission charts the life and thought of Noel Pearson, from his early days as a native title lawyer to his position today as one of Australia s most influential figures This is writing of great passion and power, which introduces a fascinating man and a compelling writer Many of the pieces included have been hard to find until now Gathered together in a cohesiUp from the Mission charts the life and thought of Noel Pearson, from his early days as a native title lawyer to his position today as one of Australia s most influential figures This is writing of great passion and power, which introduces a fascinating man and a compelling writer Many of the pieces included have been hard to find until now Gathered together in a cohesive, broad ranging book, they show a key Australian thinker coming into being Pearson evokes his early life in Hope Vale, Queensland He includes sections of his epoch making essay Our Right To Take Responsibility, which exposed the trap of passive welfare and proposed new ways forward There are pieces on the apology on Barack Obama and black leadership on Australian party politics Keating, Howard and Rudd and on alcoholism, despair and what can be done to mend Aboriginal communities that have fallen apart.

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    1. I think this book gives great insight into indigenous living and issues in 'the lucky country'. Noel is one smart cookie and certainly a passionate advocate and leader for his ‘mob’.Would love to see him in federal politics; it might wake up a few people that’s for sure.

    2. This book completely changed my mind about both the author and many of the issues that he speaks about. Anyone who is interested in Indigenous issues really needs to read this. Even those with an interest in decency.

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