A Man of All Tribes: The Life of Alick Jackomos [NOOK Book]

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"Alick Jackomos was the son of Greek migrant parents, born in Collingwood, and growing up during the Great Depression. His is a remarkable life that recaptures stories of diverse communities and ways of life now vanished from sight." "From an adventurous boyhood growing up Greek in Melbourne, Jackomos survived war service, and became a travelling tent wrestler with Jimmy Sharman, whose boxing troupe was known Australia-wide. These shows relied heavily on Aboriginal boxers and audiences, and Jackomos actively crossed cultural boundaries and sought ...
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A Man of All Tribes: The Life of Alick Jackomos

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"Alick Jackomos was the son of Greek migrant parents, born in Collingwood, and growing up during the Great Depression. His is a remarkable life that recaptures stories of diverse communities and ways of life now vanished from sight." "From an adventurous boyhood growing up Greek in Melbourne, Jackomos survived war service, and became a travelling tent wrestler with Jimmy Sharman, whose boxing troupe was known Australia-wide. These shows relied heavily on Aboriginal boxers and audiences, and Jackomos actively crossed cultural boundaries and sought to associate with Aboriginal people when most of the population chose to shun them." "There are few stories concerning non-Aboriginal people who crossed over into the Aboriginal world as did Alick Jackomos. He became Doug Nicholls' apprentice in Aboriginal welfare work and activism, yet there were moments of controversy as he was a non-Aboriginal man, with an Aboriginal family, living and moving in an Aboriginal world and working for Aboriginal causes." "All the while this man of little education collected a huge and remarkable photographic archive of Aboriginal Victorians and compiled over a thousand intricate genealogies." Alick Jackomos was universally acknowledged as a person of rare humanity.
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"To share the life of Alick Jackomos will be a privilege for those who read this story. Celebration of one's life gives immense pleasure and provides an opportunity to acknowledge how people such as Alick shape and change attitudes from the grass roots to the top."  —Joy Wandin Murphy, Senior Woman Elder of the Wurundjeri People and professor, Swinburne University  

"No account of race relations in Victoria could be reliable, or complete, without a focus on Alick Jackomos."  —Colin Tatz, visiting fellow in political science, Australian National University

"In a fine passage Broome and Manning write that for Alick life ‘was a journey to oneness’ . . . A Man of All Tribes is a timely production that provides us with more generous perspectives for thinking about the nature of identity and what it means to be Australian."  —Philip J Morrissey, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780855757328
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Broome was appointed associate professor of history at La Trobe University in 1992. He was appointed fellow of the Academy of the Humanities in 2006. Corinne Manning is an honorary research associate and oral historian at La Trobe University.

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