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Dusky Legend: Biography of Sam Anderson, Aboriginal Cricketer
Dusky Legend
Dusky Legend is the story of Sam Anderson, an Aboriginal cricketer from south-eastern Queensland and the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales who set the local cricket scenes alight with his prodigious batting, bowling and wicket-keeping exploits. Included in the latter was his dismissal of Don Bradman for a duck in 1928 at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
In his cricketing years Sam stood tall and straight in a white society; a hero for black and white alike. One could understand this apotheosis if he were a national figure, like Bradman, but what makes it more remarkable for a local identity to be given that status was the fact that he was Aboriginal at a time when racial consciousness was dominated by its political credos, 'Australia for the White Man', segregation and non-citizenship.
Maurice Ryan. Dusky Legend
Northern Rivers Press, Lismore NSW, 2004.
15cm x 22.6cm
pb. x +91pp.
ISBN: 0 646 41265 5

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