2010

The late 1920s marked an extraordiry protest by an Australian Aborigil man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House, cloaked in tiny skeletons, Anthony Martin Ferndo condemned the failure of British rule in his country. Drawn from an extensive search in archives from Australia and Europe, this is the first full-length study of Ferndo's life and the self-professed mission that lasted half his adult life. A moving account, it chronicles the various forms of action taken by Ferndo-from pamphlets on the streets of Rome to speeches in the famous Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park-and brings to light previously unknown details about his extraordiry life in Australia and overseas.