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Voices from the past : extracts from the Annual reports of the South Australian Chief Protectors of Aboriginies, 1837 onwards / Alistair Crooks, Joe Lane ; foreword by Tony Thomas
Bib ID 7327330
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Crooks, Alistair, author
 
Description Adelaide, Australia : The Hoplon Press, 2016 
©2016 
vi, 309 pages : illustrations, maps, 1 portrait ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780995404717 (hardback)
Summary

"Even before the first colonists had left London the first Protector of Aborigines for South Australia had been appointed, charged with the duty as 'ombudsman' to act on behalf of the Aborigines in their dealings with Government and colonists. Twelve men in all were to occupy the position until 1940, when it was absorbed into the new Aborigines Protection Board. In an era before Government 'spin' and political correctness, these men wrote unexpectedly frank and revealing reports which give an excellent and rather surprising picture of the times. One might expect Government reports to be tedious reading, but these are lively and full of human interest. This book publishes extracts from these reports which show how the Protectors struggled to find solutions to the same problems that baffle even the most modern of today's policy-makers, solutions which were largely sympathetic to Aboriginal expectations and desires."--Dust jacket gate fold.

Notes

Includes bibliographic references (pages 300-309)

Subjects South Australia. Office of the Chief Protector of Aboriginals. Report from Protector of Aborigines.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Treatment -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Treatment -- History -- Sources.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- South Australia -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- South Australia -- History -- Sources.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- First contact with Europeans -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- First contact with Europeans -- History -- Sources.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- South Australia -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- South Australia -- History -- Sources.  |  South Australia -- Race relations -- History.  |  South Australia -- Race relations -- History -- Sources.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Lane, Joe, author  |  Thomas, Tony P. (Anthony Paul), 1940, writer of foreword

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