Introduction; Prisoners of Racism: The History of Rob Riley's Family; Bound for Assimilation: A Childhood at Sister Kate's; Life at the Margins: Growing up Aboriginal; Apprenticeship: Joining the Aboriginal Legal Service; Noonkanbah: The Struggle for Heritage; A Bigger Stage: The National Aboriginal Conference; Betrayal: The Demise of National Land Rights; Enemies Within: The End of the National Aboriginal Conference; At the Cutting Edge: Political Battles in Canberra; War on All Fronts: Return to the Aboriginal Legal Service; Mounting Despair: The Final Campaigns; Index.
Quentin Beresford is an associate professor of politics and government at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He is the author of seven books.
"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