A Most Peculiar Act

Marie Munkara

A Most Peculiar Act casts a sardonic eye at the protectionist policies of the early 20th century from the perspective of an Aboriginal fringe-camp dweller by the name of Sugar. Against the background of the Aboriginal Ordinances Act and the "White Australia" policy, Sugar's resistance to assimilation turns into a protracted battle with the authorities and the chief protector Horatio Humphris (or Horrid Hump). Interspersed with illicit affairs, stolen children and unwelcome foreigners, A Most Peculiar Act sees Sugar and her oppressors finally meet on a level playing field with an outcome neither side could have foreseen.

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  • Author: Marie Munkara
  • Illustrator: No
  • Published: May 2014
  • Size: 130 x 196 mm
  • Pages: 160
  • ISBN: 9781921248849
  • Ages: Adult
  • Format: Paperback

A Most Peculiar Act

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