The Australian Race Riot is a distinctive and enduring part of the way our country works. They are a mostly secret part of our history – until now.
In The Great Australian Race Riot best-selling author Peter FitzSimons not only reveals the heroes and villains of tribe-on-tribe street-fighting over 170 years but also reframes our race riots as a vicious but vital part of our polity and progress. While the bashing, bleeding and bigotry of race riots is never great, Australians’ reaction to this kind of racial violence both in and after the moment has regularly transformed the country. Race riots have sometimes brought out the best as well as the worst in us.
They are a consistently revealing window into who we are.
The Great Australian Race Riot is available on DVD now.
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