Staff member John Host and PH.D student Chris Owen have been awarded the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's 2010 Human Rights, Literature Non-Fiction Award for their new book “It's Still In My Heart, This Is My Country:” The Single Noongar Claim History.
The award winning book unfolds the largely untold, unknown and assumed extinct history and culture of the Noongar people - the traditional owners of the South West of WA.
The new release challenges contemporary histories of the Noongar people and presents with substantial evidence, the history, customs and laws of the Noongar people, their relationship to their land, their rights and interests, and their survival against great odds - from colonization to the present day.
Published by University of Western Australia Publishing, “It's Still In My Heart, This Is My Country:” The Single Noongar Claim History is available from the UWA bookshop, at all good bookstores or online from NewSouth Books.
Charlie Fox – (Discipline Chair of History, Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences) (+61 8) 6488 2175
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