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Civil rights : how indigenous Australians won formal equality / John Chesterman
Bib ID 3308119
Format BookBook
Chesterman, John, 1967-
Description St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2005 
xiii, 357 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0702235148

"Australians know very little about how Indigenous Australians came to gain the civil rights that other Australians had long taken for granted. One of the key reasons for this is the entrenched belief that civil rights were handed to Indigenous people and not won by them. In this book John Chesterman draws on government and other archival material from around the country to make a compelling case that Indigenous people, together with non-Indigenous supporters, did effectively agitate for civil rights, and that this activism, in conjunction with international pressure, led to legal reforms. Chesterman argues that these struggles have laid important foundations for future dealings between Indigenous people and Australian governments." --Website.


Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights.  |  Political activists -- Australia.  |  Political rights -- Australia.  |  Employment - Conditions - Wages - Equal wages.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  Native title - Law and legislation - Commonwealth.  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship.  |  Native title - Cases - High Court.  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Education.  |  Law - Constitutional law - Bill of rights.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Legislative.  |  Land rights - Excisions and leases - Land grants and leases to Aborigines.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Employment.  |  Politics and Government - Referenda - Referendum, 1967.  |  Politics and Government - Political parties - Liberal Party / National Party.  |  Law enforcement - Custody - Deaths in custody.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Anti discrimination - Legislation.  |  Substance use - Alcohol.  |  Housing - Law and legislation.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Indigenous embassies and political missions - Tent Embassy, Parliament House, Canberra.  |  Politics and Government - Social justice.  |  Law - International law.  |  Native title - Cases - Mabo.  |  Employment - Programs - Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Northern Territory (NT)  |  Australia.  |  Tennant Creek (Central NT SE53-14)  |  Queensland (Qld)  |  New South Wales (NSW)  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Australian Capital Territory (ACT SI55-16)


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