What's past is prologue
The Tempest Act 2, scene 1
The Australian Policy and History Network has published on its excellent website (link here) two reviews of historian Anne Scrimgeour’s recent monograph on the history of the 1946 Pilbara strike On Red Earth Walking (link here). The first by historian Tim Rowse explores issues of Indigenous agency and policy transition elaborated upon in Scrimgeour’s history. The second by historian manqué Michael Dillon explores the lessons for the present in the history of the strike. Both reviews are recommended.
Anne Scrimgeour’s book (link here) is also highly recommended to anyone interested in Australian political history, Indigenous affairs policy, and the history of north-west Australia.