Kangkushot by Jolly Read
The Life of Nyamal Lawman Peter Coppin

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A powerful and moving history in which Peter Coppin, or Kangkushot, remembers his life in Western Australia’s Pilbara region and his involvement in the first strike of Aboriginal workers in the nation’s history in 1946.
 

About Jolly Read

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Peter Coppin, often known as Kangushot, was one of the leaders of the 1946 strike by Aboriginal workers to protest against the conditions they worked under. Jolly Read has spent 15 years working with Indigenous communities on native title, music and writing/oral history projects. In 2005, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study Indigenous storytelling and preservation/development of culture and native title issues.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Aboriginal Studies Press. 198 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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