A Most Peculiar Act
A Most Peculiar Act casts a sardonic eye at the protectionist policies of the early 20th century from the perspective of an Aboriginal fringe-camp dweller by the name of Sugar. Against the background of the Aboriginal Ordinances Act and the "White Australia" policy, Sugar's resistance to assimilation turns into a protracted battle with the authorities and the chief protector Horatio Humphris (or Horrid Hump).
Interspersed with illicit affairs, stolen children and unwelcome foreigners, A Most Peculiar Act sees Sugar and her oppressors finally meet on a level playing field with an outcome neither side could have foreseen.
- Authors: Marie Munkara
- ISBN: 9781925936278
- Publisher: Magabala Books
- Date of Publication: May 2014
- Number of Pages: 160
- Product Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 19.8