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Aborigines made visible [sound recording] : from 'humbug' to politics : a lecture in the Kenneth Myer series arranged by the Friends of the National Library of Australia and held on Oct. 29, 1991 in Canberra, A.C.T. delivered by H.C. Coombs
Bib ID 1495777
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Coombs, H. C. (Herbert Cole), 1906-1997, Speaker
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1991 
1 digital audio tape (60 min.) 
Series

Kenneth Myer lecture.

Summary

Coombs outlines the evolution in Aboriginal Affairs in Australian social policy, starting with an approach by the Social Science Research Council to the Myer Foundation in 1963 for a comprehensive study of Aborgines in Australian society, how this study published in 1970 shaped the radical changes in Aboriginal government policy of the Whitlam government which replaced assimilation with self-determination. Today the Aboriginal community faces a number of on-going issues: - 1. Land rights - to what extent they can maintain their claim and control of significant land resources, and the viability of Land Councils, against encroachment by mining companies; 2. Governmental representation, particularly under the New Federalism intiated with the Hawke government, in order to be able to address effectively social issues such as Aboriginal deaths in custody; 3. Aboriginal cultural identity - can the Aboriginal community develop a strong ethnic identity to interface effectively in a multicultural Australia?

Notes

Also known as: the second lecture in the Kenneth Myer series.

Lecture published by the Friends of the National Library of Australia.

Recorded on Oct. 29, 1991.

Digital master; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Lecture available (26 p.) 
Subjects Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Cultural assimilation.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Government policy.  |  Prisoners, Aboriginal Australian - Death.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Finance.
Other authors/contributors National Library of Australia. Friends

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