Australians in war / Otherness / Incredible story of the 'Black Scotsman'

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Douglas Grant, an Aboriginal man from North Queensland, was adopted by Scottish migrants. In 1919 he returned to Scotland to visit his family in Mortherwell.


The story of Douglas Grant is a story of the impacts and legacy of colonialism. It is also a narrative about the extraordinary biography of a man on the edge of Empire who is forced to deal with his identity as 'other' to the cultural, racial, and scientific structures of power in early 19th to mid 20th Century Australia.

Period16 Mar 2018

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