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Land of promises : Aborigines and development in the East Kimberley / edited by H.C. Coombs ... [et al.]
Bib ID 2177622
Format BookBook
Description Canberra : Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University and Aboriginal Studies Press, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1989 
xvi, 165 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0855752009 (Aboriginal Studies Press) (paperback)
Summary

Report of the East Kimberley Impact Assessment Project conducted between 1985 and 1988 in response to requests from local Aboriginal communities for assistance in dealing with economic and social change arising from resource development. Presents a strong case for questioning the beliefs that pastoral settlement, 1880's gold rush' the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, the Argyle diamond mine and tourism, promised riches to East Kimberley. Concludes that development should be based on Aboriginal people and the land of promises is really a land of broken and forgotten promises.

Notes

Bibliography: p. [153]-165.

Subjects East Kimberley Impact Assessment Project (Australia)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Economic conditions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Social conditions.  |  Economic development -- Social aspects.  |  Socioeconomic conditions - Social deprivation.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.  |  Economics - Income - Poverty and low income.  |  Economic sectors - Tourism.  |  Mining industry.  |  Kimberley (W.A.) -- Social conditions.  |  Kimberley (W.A.) -- Economic conditions.  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)
Other authors/contributors Coombs, H. C. (Herbert Cole), 1906-1997  |  Australian National University. Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies

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