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The Aboriginal tent embassy : sovereignty, black power, land rights and the state / edited by Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap and Edwina Howell.

The Aboriginal tent embassy : sovereignty, black power, land rights and the state / edited by Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap and Edwina Howell.
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ISBN 9780415538701
9780203771235
9780415839518
Title The Aboriginal tent embassy : sovereignty, black power, land rights and the state / edited by Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap and Edwina Howell.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
©2014.
Description xxxi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Note "A GlassHouse Book."--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index.
Contents Preface / Larissa Behrendt -- Introduction / Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap & Edwina Howell -- The Aboriginal embassy : an account of the protest of 1972 / Scott Robinson -- A reflection on the first thirty days of the embassy / Gary Foley -- The origins of Aboriginal political consciousness and the Aboriginal embassy, 1907-1972 / Gordon Briscoe -- Aboriginal protest / Leith Duncan -- Black power - by any means necessary / Edwina Howell -- Tracking back: parallels between the 1920s aboriginal political movements parallels and 1972 tent embassy -- John Maynard -- The freedom ride / Ann Curthoys -- The beginnings of the embassy (January 1972) -- Camping indefinitely at the embassy (February-June 1972) -- Confrontation at the embassy (July 1972) -- The continuing presence of the embassy since 1992 -- Anniversary reflections -- The constitutional politics of the aboriginal embassy / Paul Muldoon & Andrew Schaap -- Stating genocide in law / Jennifer Balint -- The spatial politics of aboriginal protest in the parliamentary triangle / Kurt Iveson -- War by other means : the Australian war memorial and the aboriginal tent embassy in national space and time / Fiona Nicoll -- What do we want? not native title, that's for bloody sure / Nicole Watson.
Summary The 1972 Aboriginal Embassy was one of the most significant indigenous political demonstrations of the twentieth century. What began as a simple response to a Prime Ministerial statement on Australia Day 1972, evolved into a six-month political stand-off between radical Aboriginal activists and a conservative Australian government. The dramatic scenes in July 1972 when police forcibly removed the Embassy from the lawns of the Australian Houses of Parliament were transmitted around the world. The demonstration increased international awareness of the struggle for justice by Aboriginal people, brought an end to the national government policy of assimilation and put Aboriginal issues firmly onto the national political agenda.
Subjects Aboriginal Tent Embassy (Canberra, A.C.T.) -- History
Black power -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations
Freedom Ride, N.S.W., 1965
Aboriginal Australians and mass media
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure
Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc
Land reform -- Australia
Civil rights -- Australia
Australia -- Politics and government
Australia -- Race relations
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Schaap, Andrew, 1972- (editor of compilation.)
Foley, Gary, 1950- (editor of compilation.)
Howell, Edwina (editor of compilation.)
Series GlassHouse book
Call number 2019.468
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