A Man of all Tribes

A Man of all Tribes : The Life of Alick Jackomos

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The son of Greek migrant parents, Jackomos was born in Collingwood and grew up in the Great Depression, mixing with people from a range of backgrounds. He was at different times a welfare worker and activist, a public servant in Aboriginal affairs, an historian archivist and genealogist. Loved by many, Jackomos' life was not without controversy as he was a non-Aboriginal man, with an Aboriginal family, living and moving in an Aboriginal world and working for Aboriginal causes. He maintained strong connections with his Greek heritage and the RSL, of which he was a loyal member, and visited Brunei so often that it became his second spiritual home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 24mm | 539.77g
  • Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Canberra, Australia
  • English
  • b/w photos
  • 0855755016
  • 9780855755010
  • 2,289,043

About Richard Broome

Richard Broome practised history at university for thirty five years, much of that time at La Trobe University, where he taught Australian and Indigenous history. He has won teaching awards, worked with secondary school curriculum, and is the author of eight books, including the prize-winning Aboriginal Victorians: A History since 1800(2005) and Aboriginal Australians: A History since 1788(2010).
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"In a fine passage Broome and Manning write that for Alick life 'was a journey to oneness' . . . "A Man of All Tribes" is a timely production that provides us with more generous perspectives for thinking about the nature of identity and what it means to be Australian." --Philip J Morrissey, "Australian Journal of Indigenous Education"
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Table of contents

Growing up Greek; Youth and the Great Depression; Off to War; Tent Wrestler; Just Like Hollywood; Entrepreneur and Family Man; The 'Greek Grappler'; Teaming with Doug Nicholls; Political Activism; Welfare Board Officer; Public Servant; Boomerang Diplomacy; In the Thick of Things; A Passion for Photographs; Community Historian; In Retirement; Watching the Hour-Glass; Index.
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