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Indigenous Australia / by Larissa Behrendt ; foreword by Stan Grant
Bib ID 8556844
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Behrendt, Larissa, 1969- author
 
Edition 2nd edition. 
Description Milton, Qld. : Wiley Publishing Australia, [2021] 
©2021 
xviii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
ISBN 0730390276
9780730390275 (paperback)
Series

--For dummies

Summary

What is The Dreaming? How many different Indigenous tribes and languages once existed in Australia? What is the purpose of a corroboree? What effect do the events of the past have on Indigenous peoples today? Indigenous Australia For Dummies answers these questions and countless others about the oldest race on Earth. It explores Indigenous life in Australia before 1770, the impact of white settlement, the ongoing struggle by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to secure their human rights and equal treatment under the law, and much more. Celebrating the contributions of Indigenous people to contemporary Australian culture, the book explores Indigenous art, music, dance, literature, film, sport, and spirituality. It discusses the concept of modern Indigenous identity and examines the ongoing challenges facing Indigenous communities today, from health and housing to employment and education, land rights, and self-determination.

Partial contents
  • 1. An ancient people: then and now
  • 2. Invasion
  • 3. Indigenous activism
  • 4. Contemporary indigenous cultures
  • 5. Dealing with current issues
  • 6. The part of tens.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, law, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Grant, Stan, writer of foreword
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Indigenous Australia for dummies.

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