Content tagged with History

I'm the one that know this country! (Second edition)

Summary Matutjara woman, Jessie Lennon, was born on a sheep station near Kingoonya in the 1920s. Aged six, she accompanied her father on a...

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Aboriginal Sydney: A guide to important places of the past and present (Second edition)

The popular first edition established itself as both authoritative and informative; it is both a guide book and an alternative social history, told...

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One Law for All? Aboriginal people and criminal law in early South Australia

Summary In the planned colony of South Australia, Aboriginal people were to be British subjects, accountable to English law, but fully entitled to...

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Fight for Liberty and Freedom: The origins of Australian Aboriginal activism

Summary The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), began life in 1924. Although less known today, current Aboriginal political...

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Dialogue About Land Justice: Papers from the National Native Title Conferences

Summary My family and I are proud that so many respected leaders have spoken with such passion and insight over the past ten years…These men and...

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Life B'long Ali Drummond: A life in the Torres Strait

Summary Family is one of the most important things in Sam Faulkner’s life. Ali Drummond is Sam Faulkner's grandfather, and this is his...

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Coranderrk: We will show the country

Summary The Aboriginal people of Coranderrk reserve in central Victoria waged a sustained campaign for justice, land rights and self-determination...

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Rethinking Social Justice: From 'peoples' to 'populations'

Summary In the early 1970s, Australian governments began to treat Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders as 'peoples' with capacities for...

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Landscapes of Indigenous Performance

Summary Landscapes of Indigenous Performance brings together a wide range of contemporary explorations of Indigenous music and dance in the...

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Cleared Out: First contact in the Western Desert

Summary In 1964, a group of 20 Aboriginal women and children in the Western Desert made their first contact with European Australians —...

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Palm Island: Through a long lens

Summary In November 2004, Mulrunji Doomadgee’s tragic death triggered civil unrest within the Indigenous community of Palm Island. This led to...

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Joan Martin (Yaarna): A Widi Woman

Summary Joan Martin was born in the country town of Morawa, Western Australia, in 1941. She was a proud Widi woman whose traditional territory...

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Arresting Incarceration - Pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment

Summary Rates of Indigenous imprisonment have soared despite sweeping reforms by the Keating government following the 1991 Royal Commission into...

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Our Greatest Challenge: Aboriginal children and human rights

Summary Hannah McGlade’s new book bravely addresses the complex and fraught issue of Aboriginal child abuse. She argues that Aboriginal child...

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Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and the health of Aboriginal men

Summary This is an easily readable book that explores how Indigenous men understand their lives, their health and their culture. Using...

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Our Stories are our Survival

Our stories are our survival centres on the continuity of Wiradjuri culture. It is a celebration of storytelling and the joys of life within an...

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Aboriginal Darwin: A guide to exploring important sites of the past and present

Summary To most visitors and locals, Darwin is a vibrant, tropical city in the Top End. Although not always obvious to visitors, Darwin is also a...

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Melbourne Dreaming: A guide to important places of the past and present (Second edition)

Summary Beneath Melbourne's busy city landscape lie layers of a turbulent history and an ongoing vibrant Aboriginal culture. Melbourne Dreaming...

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Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri calling

Summary ‘Lies, Lies, Lies’ shouted the newspaper headlines following the Royal Commission decision into building the Hindmarsh Island...

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Rob Riley: An Aboriginal leader's quest for justice

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 on race...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

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