Since the '80s, Tasmanian photographer Ricky Maynard has forced people to look at a problem that is often ignored in Australia — the mistreatment of Aboriginal people. Dissatisfied with the "historical amnesia" Australians often had when it came to recording indigenous history, Maynard took his passion for photography and his experience of being a young Aboriginal man, and began to tell stories.
The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the Emergence of Indigenous Rights Paperback, 320 pages Published April 1st 2013 by University of New South Wales Press Inspired by the shocking photograph of two Aboriginal men in neck chains on the cover of Charles Rowley’s 1970 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society, this original and highly illustrated book uses photography to tell the bigger story of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Australia.
Part history, part detective story, part cultural discovery and emotional journey, this is the compelling story of how the skull of an Aboriginal man, found on the banks of the Murray River over 40 years ago, came to be returned to his Wamba Wambe descendants. It is a story of awakening, atonement, forgiveness and friendship. It is as if a whole window into Indigenous culture has blown open, not just the window, but every door in the house. (305.89 DAN)
Waiser - Loyal Till Death: Indians and the Northwest Rebellion - Photographs - Big Bear at Stony Mountain Penitentiary ~ Image of Big Bear seated with four non-Aboriginal men standing behind him; outdoor scene. Caption from Waiser/Stonechild book: "When Big Bear surrendered at Carlton on 4 July 1885, he had been reduced to a shell of his former self, and his strategy for dealing with the Canadian government lay in total ruin." Bio/historical note: Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North…