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Indigenous self-determination in Australia : histories and historiography / edited by Laura Rademaker and Tim Rowse.

Indigenous self-determination in Australia : histories and historiography / edited by Laura Rademaker and Tim Rowse.
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ISBN 9781760463779 (paperback)
Title Indigenous self-determination in Australia : histories and historiography / edited by Laura Rademaker and Tim Rowse.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Canberra, ACT : ANU Press, 2020.
©2020
Description xiii, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents How shall we write the history of self‑determination in Australia? / Laura Rademaker and Tim Rowse --Part One: Self‑determination as a project of colonial authority: Self-determination in action: How John Hunter and Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land anticipated official policy in the late 1960s and early 1970s / Chris Haynes -- An emerging Protestant doctrine of self‑determination in the Northern Territory / Laura Rademaker -- The Aboriginal pastoral enterprise in self‑determination policy / Charlie Ward -- Unmet potential: The Commonwealth Indigenous managed capital funds and self-determination / M. C. Dillon -- After reserves and missions: Discrete Indigenous communities in the self‑determination era / Will Sanders -- ‘Taxpayers’ money’? ATSIC and the Indigenous Sector / Katherine Curchin and Tim Rowse -- Part Two: Self‑determination as an Indigenous project: Adult literacy, land rights and self‑determination / Bob Boughton -- Taking control: Aboriginal organisations and self‑determination in Redfern in the 1970s / Johanna Perheentupa -- Beyond land: Indigenous health and self-determination in an age of urbanisation / Maria John -- Self-determination’s land rights: Destined to disappoint? / Jon Altman -- ‘Essentially sea-going people’: How Torres Strait Islanders shaped Australia’s border / Tim Rowse -- Part Three: Self‑determination as principle of international law and concept in political theory: Self-determination under international law and some possibilities for Australia’s Indigenous peoples / Asmi Wood -- Self-determination with respect to language rights / Jane Simpson -- Self-determination through administrative representation: Insights from theory, practice and history / Elizabeth Ganter -- Who is the self in Indigenous self‑determination? / Sana Nakata.
Summary Histories of the colonisation of Australia have recognised distinct periods or eras in the colonial relationship: 'protection' and 'assimilation'. It is widely understood that, in 1973, the Whitlam Government initiated a new policy era: 'self-determination'. Yet, the defining features of this era, as well as how, why and when it ended, are far from clear. In this collection we ask: how shall we write the history of self-determination? How should we bring together, in the one narrative, innovations in public policy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives? How (dis)continuous has 'self-determination' been with 'assimilation' or with what came after? Among the contributions to this book there are different views about whether Australia is still practising 'self-determination' and even whether it ever did or could. This book covers domains of government policy and Indigenous agency including local government, education, land rights, the outstation movement, international law, foreign policy, capital programs, health, public administration, mission policies and the policing of identity. Each of the contributors is a specialist in his/her topic. Few of the contributors would call themselves 'historians', but each has met the challenge to consider Australia's recent past as an era animated by ideas and practices of Indigenous self-determination.
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations
Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc
Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government
Self-determination, National -- Australia
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Rademaker, Laura (editor)
Rowse, Tim, 1951 - (editor)
Series Aboriginal history monograph
Call number 2020.325
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