Burnum Burnum: A Warrior For Peace


The author of what is now known as the Burnum Burnum Declaration was born Harry Penrith under a sacred gum tree at Mosquito Point on Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Reserve in New South Wales, in 1936. He later took the name of his great great grandfather, Burnum Burnum (meaning ‘Great Warrior) of the Wurundjeri people. A child of the Stolen Generation, Harry was taken from his parents at the age of three months and placed in the United Aborigines Mission Home at Bomaderry before going to Kinchela Boys’ Home. Under the assimilation policy he was raised to believe he was white. In the 1960’s he began searching for his Aboriginal identity and joined the battle for Aboriginal rights including being part of the historic establishment of the Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972.

Publisher: Kangaroo Press‎
Date Published: 1999
Book Condition: Very good softcover showing some minor corner bumping and edge wear to covers. A clean and unmarked copy internally.
ISBN: 0864179782

ISBN: 0864179782

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