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Bartholomew, Robert E. (2012).
Australia’s Forgotten Children: The Corrupt State of Education in the Northern Territory. A Case Study of Educational Apartheid at an Aboriginal Pretend School.
Pukekohe, New Zealand, 220 pp. ISBN 978-0-473-21447-0
The only book of its kind on the subject, this seminal study documents institutionalized racism by the Northern Territory Education Department which waited months to remove asbestos from an Indigenous school, knowing full-well that children were reported to be playing with it – despite urgent pleas by health authorities – and how they covered it up and misled the Ombudsman.
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Bartholomew, Robert E., and Radford, Benjamin (2012).
The Martians Have Landed: A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes.
Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.
"fascinating...ground breaking and unique...definitely a rare find and worthy of any conspiracy enthusiasts library or paranormal journeymen’s book shelf...recommend"--Examiner.com
"in this work Bartholomew and Radford, investigate the truth behind scares fueled either intentionally or accidentally by the media"--Reference & Research Book News.
“…there are a number of topics which I have not seen covered in similar compilations, such as the racist Internet and media-led rumours surrounding Hurricane Katrina, and a number of scares resulting from over-realistic TV and radio dramas, including not only the Orson Welles broadcast and its violent South American sequels, but the invasion broadcast that caused a crisis in the Caucasus. The authors also do a good job of looking at the way some genuine concerns were dramatised by the media – ‘Bird Flu’, ‘video nasties’ and a number of over-the-top ‘elf'n’safety’ panics.