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Pandora's box : the Council for Aboriginal Affairs 1967-1976 / by Barrie Dexter ; edited by Gary Foley and Edwina Howell
Bib ID 6812343
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Dexter, B. G. (Barrie Graham), 1921-2018, author
 
Description Southport, Queensland : Keeaira Press, 2015 
527 pages ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9780992324117 (paperback)
Summary

This is the memoir of Barrie Dexter about his decade from 1967 as Australia{u2019}s most senior Indigenous policy-maker. This book offers an extraordinary insight into the commonwealth{u2019}s policy and political responses to the 1967 referendum and to the political class{u2019}s early (often bigoted) attitudes towards Indigenous Australians. It covers the rise of Aboriginal activism, including the establishment and violent police move against the Canberra tent embassy in 1972 and the emergence of the black power movement to which Foley was central.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-519) and index.

Subjects Australia. Council for Aboriginal Affairs -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- History  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- History.  |  Government policy - Commonwealth.  |  Land rights.  |  Occupations - Public servants.  |  Politics and Government.  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Mugarinya / Yandeearra (WA East Pilbara SF50-07)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Foley, Gary, 1950- editor  |  Howell, Edwina, editor

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