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Concise Companion To Aboriginal History

Author : Malcolm Prentis
ISBN : 9781921719615
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Roy Ramsay worked with the Field Ambulance in Egypt, on hospital ships evacuating the wound and sick from Gallipoli in WWI. He served on the Western Front, enduring the shocking physical conditions of trench warfare, and the struggle to retrieve the injured and wounded and get them back for medical attention. These war memoirs cover the whole course of the war until the Armistice.
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Divided Nation

Author : Murray Goot
ISBN : 0522853420
Genre : History
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An account of Australian public opinion about Aborigines, and the political uses of public opinion research. The authors portray the changes and continuities in Australians' public opinion about indigenous Australians, including their claims for recognition and for social justice.
Category: History

A Concise Companion To Postcolonial Literature

Author : Shirley Chew
ISBN : 9781118836002
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach to literature from 1947 to the present day, this concise companion is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual contexts of postcolonial literature and culture. An indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual contexts of Postcolonialism, bringing together 10 original essays from leading international scholars including C. L. Innes and Susan Bassnett Explains the ideas and practises that emerged from the dismantling of European empires Explores the ways in which these ideas and practices influenced the period's keynote concerns, such as race, culture, and identity; literary and cultural translations; and the politics of resistance Chapters cover the fields of identity studies, orality and literacy, nationalisms, feminism, anthropology and cultural criticism, the politics of rewriting, new geographies, publishing and marketing, translation studies. Features a useful Chronology of the period, thorough general bibliography, and guides to further reading
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Lands Of Shame

Author : Helen Hughes
ISBN : UOM:39015073900584
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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Some 90,000 of Australia's 500,000 Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders live appallingly deprived lives in 'homelands' thought remote Australia. Their health and housing are so abysmal that their expectation of life is 20 years shorter than that of other Australians. Deprived of education, they cannot access jobs even in settlements near mines and tourist resorts, leading to welfare dependency and consequent family and social dysfunction. The 'homelands' were created with the best of intentions. However they have not only failed to provide a living for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, but they have stultified the development of traditional culture so that alcoholism and violence demean and destroy many lives. Lands of Shame analyses why the 'homelands' experiment has led to Third World living conditions in the midst of Australia's prosperity. It reviews the evidence on demographic trends, law and order, land rights, joblessness and welfare, education, health, housing and governance, and assesses Commonwealth, State and Territory policies. With an eye to a better future, Lands of Shame also discusses policies that would give Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in remote Australia the same opportunities and choices that other Australians expect.
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Original Australians

Author : Josephine Flood
ISBN : 9781741159622
Genre : History
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Charts Aboriginal history, from earliest prehistory to today, and details their survival through the millennia, to the stolen children issue.
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Historical Dictionary Of Australia

Author : Norman Abjorensen
ISBN : 9781442245020
Genre : History
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This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
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The Making Of Australia

Author : Robert Murray
ISBN : 9781925078275
Genre : History
File Size : 57.86 MB
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A chronological account the main periods and events in the Australian story that traces the forces that have shaped the nation from the coming of the first Aborigines to the election of the Abbott government in 2013. The content is political, social and economic, showing how these strands of Australian life interacted in eras of exploration, in boom periods and depressions and droughts, and in a number of wars. The book traces the transition from a convict society to a free one is traced, as is development of representative government and of Federation, the growth of cities, and the careers and influence of key politicians.
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Phyllis Kaberry And Me

Author : Sandy Toussaint
ISBN : UOM:39015022903507
Genre : Social Science
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This is the fascinating story of two women, both anthropologists, who worked with Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia one in the 1930s, the other in the 1980s and 1990s. It explores the past, present and future relationships between anthropologists and the people among whom they work.
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Whispers Of This Wik Woman

Author : Fiona Doyle
ISBN : 0702234613
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This richly illustrated account of Cape York activist Jean George Awumpun, written from the personal perspective of family, is a rare illustration of the inseparable bonds of ancestry and country. Through the eyes of her grandaughter, this proud Alngith Elder's struggle in claiming her country is movingly revealed.
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