"There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one's native land." - Euripides 431 B.C.

Tracker Magazine columns by Gary Foley 2011 -2012

From April 2011 until April 2014 Gary Foley wrote a regular column for Sydney-based Tracker Magazine.

The column was called The Contrarian and Tracker was published monthly by the
NSW Aborignal Land Council, until the magazine was closed under political pressure.

Below is an index of all columns that Foley wrote over the 3 years of Tracker's existence.

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As the Twilight Fades... - May, 2014
Thoughts on Assimilation - March 2014
Education Minister Pyne Opens a New Front in the History Wars - January 2014
Looking Back on 2013: A personal reflection - December 2013
Music, Mac and Malabar Mansion - October 2013
A Tale of Strange Bedfellows in History - September 2013
Warren Mundine: White Sheep of the Family? - August 2013
Brian Syron - Forgotten Aboriginal Hero of Theatre - July 2013
Reflections on People and History - June 2013
Time to Dream - Pioneer Aboriginal Filmmakers - May 2013
Liberation Thorugh Acquisition: The Prophet of Profit - 23 April 2013
Barks Bite the British Museum - 12th March 2013
Sloppy Journalism Reinforces White Myths - 14 February 2013
How Bob Hawke Killed Land Rights - January 2013
Memoriam to my Friend and Mentor: Bruce McGuinness - 10 October 2012
Black Power, Black Theatre and Black Humour - 19th August 2012
Black Power and Aboriginal Arts - 2nd August 2012
Reflections on 2012 NAIDOC and the 1972 Aboriginal Embassy - 15th July 2012
The Aptly Named W.C. Wentworth - First Minister for Aboriginal Affairs- 14th July 2012
How to Steal the Human Rights of Aboriginal People - 25th May 2012
Machiavelli Macklin or the Politics of Mediocrity? - 8th April 2012
White Myth-Making and the State of Denial - April 4, 2012
Eugenics, Melbourne University and Me - February 2012
False Idols and Broken Dreams - 1st February 2012
Learning from History: A Few Important Events of the 1950s - 26th October 2011
Learning from History: 1950s - Peak of the Assimilation Era- 19th September 2011
Learning from History: 1946 Pilbara Aboriginal Stockmen's Strike - October 2011
1930s: Era of Assimilation and Activism - September 2011
The Answer is a Better Knowledge of History 15th July 2011
Ode to Billy Hunter: Gary Foley's address to Bill Hunter Memorial Service, Princess Theatre, Melbourne - 26th May 2011
Freedom of Speech or Freedom to Denigrate?- May 2011
Of Spooks and Imaginary Plots: ASIO and the 1970s Black Power Movement - 7th April, 2011
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