Western Australia

Apr 6, 2010

Part four: race relations in WA — is Narrogin a redneck town?

In part four of a special report into the family feud in the indigenous Noongar community that made national headlines, Kayt Davies examines the prickly issue of race relations.

In part four of a special report into the family feud in the indigenous Noongar community that made national headlines, Research Journalism’s Kayt Davies examines the prickly issue of race relations.

Racism is a dirty word, and in Narrogin it gets people’s backs right up. I promised the old timers in the pub I wouldn’t quote them by name, but when I floated the “racism question” every one of them slipped straight into a story about how they used to play footy with Noongar boys, how they’d grown up with them and how anyone who said they were racist was clearly just stirring up trouble.

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