This book reveals the lives of an Aboriginal family from Gippsland, Victoria, affected by laws and government policies that defined who was ‘Aboriginal’ and who was not. The Peppers’ struggle to survive ill health and poverty and keep their extended family together is told through private and official letters. The documents are now in the National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office Victoria.
Aboriginal people searching for archival records will find this book very useful. Footprints is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in Aboriginal policy in early twentieth-century Victoria and its effects upon individuals and families. (Out of Stock)
This publication is now available in e-book format. The new e-book is the first of this publication type to come from the National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office Victoria, showcasing the importance of Victorian history in a brand new format. The e-book is available for purchase and download from the Public Records Office Victoria online shop.
Author: Simon Flagg & Sebastian Gurciullo
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN 978 1 920807 61 0