Friday, 14 December 2012

JCU lecturer Russell McGregor wins literary prize

Aboriginal people and the Australian Nation Associate Professor Russell McGregor Congratulations to Associate Professor Russell MacGregor  who has won a a prize for his book Indifferent Inclusion. Russell has received an award from the 2012 NSW Premier's History Awards  and earlier this year his work was shortlisted in the Australian History Prize in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards .

Here is a short excerpt from the judge's comments "McGregor’s story places less emphasis on oppression than it does on the agency exercised by Indigenous Australians as they secured inclusion within the nation. Using an impressive array of primary sources, McGregor develops an original and compelling argument. He suggests that inclusion was less a function of a political action than of a social and cultural campaign as Aboriginal Australians challenged the apathy of European Australians and claimed a place within the nation." 

Indifferent Inclusion is held in the library catalouge in both hard copy and eBook version. Copies are also held at Townsville City Libraries. It can also be purchased online or from various retail stores.

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