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For their own good : Aborigines and government in the south west of Western Australia, 1900-1940 / Anna Haebich
Bib ID 1073667
Format BookBook
Author
Haebich, Anna
 
Edition 2nd ed. 
Description Nedlands, W.A. : Published by the University of Western Australia Press for the Charles and Joy Staples South West Region Publications Fund, 1992 
xviii, 413 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 1875560149 (paperback)
Summary

This book is a powerful and moving history of Aboriginal people in the south west of Western Australia covering a time when they experienced profound changes in their way of life and status in the community. Their independent life in the bush, on stations and on their own small farms was progressively eroded by discriminatory laws, bureaucratic interference and overt racism. The Aborigines' dignity and strength as they battled to maintain their independence and pride offer lessons for all people.

Full contents
  • 1. Aborigines and agricultural development
  • 2. New policies and laws
  • 3. Implementing the 1905 Aborigines Act: 1905-1911
  • 4. Clash in the wheat belt
  • 5. A new broom
  • 6. Institutional life
  • 7. The town reserves
  • 8. New directions
  • 9. Aborigines and the depression
  • 10. Harsh policies for hard times
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-403) and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- History.  |  Western Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Charles and Joy Staples South West Region Publications Fund Committee

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