Miss Pink wants my help

  • Victoria K. Haskins

Abstract

At first, after Pearl left, Ming was still riding on a crest, enjoying that ‘sense of power’ she had first felt when speaking before the Feminist Club on Del’s behalf. After several long, busy years involved in the Aboriginal political struggle, although little had been achieved, she had come into contact with major white activists and could count herself among them. Her correspondence with them and her diary entries reveal a growing confidence in her political experience and familiarity with the principal players.

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Expense Crest Kelly Photography Ster 

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