Content tagged with History

‘What do we want?’: A political history of Aboriginal land rights in New South Wales

‘What do we want?’ is the first study of the most far-reaching and innovative Aboriginal land rights laws in the country. Heidi Norman tells a story...

Publication or resource - 12 Mar 2015

Calling the shots: Aboriginal photographies

Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images...

News - 18 Feb 2015

Australian Aboriginal Studies: Issue 1, 2004

Abstracts for Issue 1, 2004 Aboriginal/Macassan interactions in the 18th and 19th century in northern Australia and contemporary sea rights claims...

Publication or resource - 16 Feb 2015

Yorky Billy

   Yorky Billy spent his long life in the bush in a part of the Northern Territory now undergoing massive change with the development of...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Camels and the Pitjantjara

The camel was introduced into central Australia in the early days of European penetration. The Pitjantjatjara (Pitjantjara) have tamed and used...

Publication or resource - 11 Feb 2015

Back trackers: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people making history

This video provides information about the importance of recording and documenting local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history. It...

Publication or resource - 11 Feb 2015

Steady Steady: The life and music of Seaman Dan

Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan and Karl Neuenfeldt - Steady Steady from AIATSIS on Vimeo. Includes free CD of Seaman Dan's favourite...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Singing the Coast

Summary Singing the coast offers readers a rare opportunity to visit the heart of Gumbaynggirr culture and trace the shaping of place and identity...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Singing the Coast

Summary Singing the coast offers readers a rare opportunity to visit the heart of Gumbaynggirr culture and trace the shaping of place and identity...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Rob Riley: An Aboriginal leader's quest for justice

Summary Widely regarded as one of the great Aboriginal leaders of the modern era, Rob Riley was at the centre of debates that have polarised views...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Writing Never Arrives Naked: Early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia

Summary In Writing never arrives naked, Penny van Toorn engages our minds and hearts. Her academically innovative book reveals the resourceful and...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Whitening Race: Essays in social and cultural criticism

Summary With its focus on Australia, Whitening race engages with relations between migration, Indigenous dispossession and whiteness. It creates a...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

White Christ Black Cross: The emergence of a Black church

Summary Noel Loos frames the churches’ missionary outreach to Aboriginal people within the reality of frontier violence, government control,...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Unfinished Constitutional Business? Rethinking Indigenous self-determination

Summary Indigenous self-determination is the recognised right of all peoples to freely determine their political status, and pursue their economic,...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Uncommon Ground: White women in Aboriginal history

Summary Uncommon ground brings together a unique collection of essays about the complex roles played by white women in Australian Indigenous...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Trustees on Trial: Recovering the stolen wages

Summary Ros Kidd uses official correspondence to reveal the extraordinary extent of government controls over Aboriginal wages, savings, endowments...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Thinking Black: William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League

Summary Most non-Indigenous Australians know of Charles Perkins. Many are familiar with a few other Aboriginal leaders. Yet few have heard of...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

The Lone Protestor: AM Fernando in Australia and Europe

Summary The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House,...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

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