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  1. Faith : Faith Bandler, gentle activist

    Lake, Marilyn
    Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2002.

    The story of Faith's extraordinary life, her journey from a childhood in a South Sea Islander community in northern New South Wales, to national recognition as one of Australia's leading human rights activists.Faith Bandler is one of Australia's best-loved and most widely respected citizens. This is the story of her extraordinary life, her journey from a childhood nurtured in a South Sea Islander community in northern New South Wales, to national recognition as one of Australia's leading human rights activists. Drawing on Faith's own vivid recollections, as well as extensive research in the archives, Marilyn Lake provides a lively biographical account which both captures the warmth of the woman - her sharp intelligence, her generosity, her calm, her stamina, her eloquence, her ability to have "a bloody good time" - and the challenge of her political commitment. As a leader of campaigns for Aboriginal rights and against racial discrimination, Faith Bandler emerged as an unlikely but compelling public figure - a politically effective woman in a public culture dominated by men, a politician outside parliament and a black leader in a nation dedicated for most of her life to the ideal of "White Australia". The success of the 1967 referendum to afford full citizenship rights to Aboriginal Australians was a tribute to her leadership and influence - to this day, of more than 40 attempts to change the Constitution by referendum, only eight have succeeded. Eloquent and elegant, Faith Bandler became that rare phenomenon in Australia: a charismatic public person. Her exemplary courage in fighting for an end to racism and her capacity for moral leadership have perhaps never been more relevant.

  2. A divided society : Tasmania during World War I

    Lake, Marilyn
    Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1975.

  3. Progressive new world : how settler colonialism and transpacific exchange shaped American reform

    Lake, Marilyn
    Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.

    "In Progressive New World, Marilyn Lake seeks to explain the paradoxes of Progressive reform in the United States and Australia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when democratic practices such as women's and workers' rights, children's welfare, and indigenous assimilation existed alongside racial segregation and oppression of indigenous peoples. Lake demonstrates the critical importance of settler colonialism and its attitudes toward native inhabitants in forming white settlers' mindsets of racial solidarity in both American and Australian societies. Progressive New World suggests that the very idea of "progressivism" rested on temporal distinctions between Old World (feudal and monarchic) and New World (democratic) societies and concomitant racialized distinctions between settlers and indigenous peoples-deemed either "advanced" or "backward," "civilized" or "primitive," in a framework that cast the past as inherently oppressive and the future as a place of inevitable evolutionary advancement. Lake demonstrates the force of progressive thinking, but also its limits"--The paradox of progressivism continues to fascinate more than one hundred years on. Democratic but elitist, emancipatory but coercive, advanced and assimilationist, Progressivism was defined by its contradictions. In a bold new argument, Marilyn Lake points to the significance of turn-of-the-twentieth-century exchanges between American and Australasian reformers who shared racial sensibilities, along with a commitment to forging an ideal social order. Progressive New World demonstrates that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political logic of settler colonialism. White settlers in the United States, who saw themselves as path-breakers and pioneers, were inspired by the state experiments of Australia and New Zealand that helped shape their commitment to an active state, women's and workers' rights, mothers' pensions, and child welfare. Both settler societies defined themselves as New World, against Old World feudal and aristocratic societies and Indigenous peoples deemed backward and primitive. In conversations, conferences, correspondence, and collaboration, transpacific networks were animated by a sense of racial kinship and investment in social justice. While "Asiatics" and "Blacks" would be excluded, segregated, or deported, Indians and Aborigines would be assimilated or absorbed. The political mobilizations of Indigenous progressives-in the Society of American Indians and the Australian Aborigines' Progressive Association-testified to the power of Progressive thought but also to its repressive underpinnings. Burdened by the legacies of dispossession and displacement, Indigenous reformers sought recognition and redress in differently imagined new worlds and thus redefined the meaning of Progressivism itself.


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