A new book by Honorary Lecturer Colin Tatz chronicles some of Australia’s most superb sportspeople through the lens of inclusion and exclusion.
Published in May by Aboriginal Studies Press, Black Pearls tells of Aboriginal determination in the face of enormous obstacles, and resilience in overcoming remoteness, discriminatory laws, incarceration on isolated reserves, and opponents in a variety of sports arenas.
The book is co-authored by Professor Colin Tatz and his son Paul. Professor Tatz is currently an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University after a long and distinguished career.
An Australian of Jewish South African origin, Professor Tatz is one of the world’s foremost experts in the areas of genocide and race studies. He is the former Director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Centre at Macquarie University, and the current Director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies based at the Shalom Institute at University of New South Wales.
In October of last year Professor Tatz was honoured for his work on genocide and race studies at an event attended by prominent human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, NSW Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek.
Colin has published nearly 30 books on topics such as South African apartheid, comparative race politics, genocide and Holocaust, migration, suicide, and sports history.
The ANU is proud to have Professor Tatz as an Honorary Lecturer.