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The Oxford history of Australia. Volume 5, 1942-1988 : the middle way / Geoffrey Bolton
Bib ID 2764706
Format BookBook
Bolton, G. C. (Geoffrey Curgenven), 1931-2015
Description Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1993 
xiv, 334 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0195535200 (paperback)

Mentions World War Two bringing jobs to Aboriginal people, and for the first time in a century the Aboriginal birth rate was recognised as rising p. 14-15; mentions Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory unsuccessfully petitioned King George VI for citizenship rights in 1946 p. 38; in 1947 standard wages prescribed for Aboriginal station-hands in the Northern Territory fell well short of the minimum wage for non-Aboriginal people p. 38; in 1946 Aboriginal pastoral workers went on strike for better pay, securing useful gains during the next two years, however, not all returned to work, being joined in 1949 by ninety Aboriginal workers who walked off a station p. 38; in Queensland and the Northern Territory Aboriginal people were specifically excluded from voting, and in NSW from 1943 and WA from 1944 they could only do so if they satisfied a magistrate that their standard of living entitled them to be 'no longer a native or aborigine' p. 39; the Commonwealth Nationality and Citizenship Act of 1948 stated that in common with all others born in the country Aboriginal people were Australian citizens p. 39; states the United Nations undertook to refrain from matters falling under a member's domestic jurisdiction, such as Aboriginal policy p. 51; cites Jedda as the first film to feature an Aboriginal star, Robert Tudawali p. 67; mentions in the late 1950's Aboriginal stockmen were fusing country-and-western rhythms with their own melodic traditions to create a distinctive style p. 119; cites the Vietnam moratorium movement as being an instructive model for protest for a number of under-appreciated Australians, among them Aboriginal people p. 173; includes the Pilbara movement, assimilation, citizenship, Albert Namatjira, pensions, maternity allowance, end of segregation in reserves, the franchise, separating Aboriginal children from their parents, allowing exclusion of Aboriginal children from primary schools, Bandjalang Pentecostalism, the cult of Jinimin, Redfern social worker 'Mum Shirl', Aboriginal history, use of fire to manage land, 1964 creation of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, land rights, royalties and compensation, tertiary education, 'freedom ride', referendum, Council for Aboriginal Affairs, W.E.H. Stanner, capital fund for Aboriginal enterprises, a scheme for secondary education grants, a legal service, equal pay for equal work, Aboriginal communities ousted from cattle stations, Wave Hill, terra nullius, tent embassy p. 189-197; Whitlam promised Aboriginal special schools, and a stop was put to the leasing of mineral lands on Aboriginal reserves in the Northern Territory p. 215; mentions every state, except Queensland, agreed to transfer Aboriginal policy to the federal government, a National Aboriginal Consultative Committee was formed, the Aboriginal Legal service wad expanded, an Aboriginal medical service was established, and more on land rights p. 235-236; includes Queensland and Western Australia quarrelling with the Commonwealth over Aboriginal policy, land rights, and mining p. 251-252; mentions Aboriginal Australians demand the Bicentenary be regarded as a day of mourning, sale of pastoral lease to an Aboriginal community blocked by the Queensland government but allowed by the Commonwealth because of its foreign affairs power, land rights disagreements continue, an Aboriginal counter-demonstration expected in Sydney p. 282-283; mentions an Aboriginal protest march in Sydney, inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands gave notice of intent to secede from Australia unless their grievances were remedied, royal commission into deaths in custody opens p. 286-287; image 'Mollie Dunn, member of the Pilbara Aboriginal co-operative, yandying for wolfram c. 1950'


Includes index.

First published: Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1990.

Bibliography: p. 320-321.

Subjects Law - Legal aid services.  |  Education - Tertiary.  |  Employment - Conditions - Wages.  |  Religions - Christianity - Pentecostalism - Assemblies of God.  |  Education - Grants and finance.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Law - Jurisprudence - Terra nullius.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Rallies and marches.  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation.  |  politics.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Indigenous embassies and political missions - Tent Embassy, Parliament House, Canberra.  |  Land rights - Compensation and royalties.  |  Politics and Government - National symbols and events - Bicentennial, 1988.  |  History.  |  Land rights.  |  Law enforcement - Custody - Deaths in custody - Royal Commission.  |  Social welfare - Government - Social security payments.  |  Employment - Conditions - Wages - Equal wages.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Referenda.  |  Government policy.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Employment - Conditions - Industrial relations - Industrial disputes.  |  Education - Primary.  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship.  |  Politics and Government - Elections - Voting rights.  |  Music - Contemporary - Country and Western.  |  Australia -- History -- 1939-1945.  |  Australia -- History -- 1945-  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)  |  Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill (Central NT SE52-08)  |  Redfern (Inner Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Australia.
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History of Australia. Volume 5, 1942-1988


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