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Fringe-dwellers and welfare : the Aboriginal response to bureaucracy / Jeff Collmann
Bib ID 862839
Format BookBook
Author
Collmann, Jeffrey Reid
 
Description St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1988 
xv, 276 p. : ill., geneal. table, maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0702220671 (paperback)
Summary

The rise of fringe camps in Alice Springs in response to the development of welfare administration in the NT; Mt Kelly camp in particular; fringe camps as a strategy of minimising involvement with white agencies, facilitating access to white controlled resources; effect of welfare strategies on family structure, role of women; working relationship between Aboriginal stockworkers, white bosses; drinking as a means of repaying debt, establishing debt relationships; analysis of violence in relationship to status and debt relationships; race relations in the town at the time of fieldwork; Mt Kelly Housing Association; establishment of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 1972, Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, 1974.

Full contents Includes index 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [259]-268.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Public welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Social conditions.  |  Squatter settlements -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.  |  Community organisations - Housing.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Law - Legal aid services.  |  Housing - Associations and cooperatives.  |  Substance use - Social and economic aspects.  |  Habitation - Camps - Fringe and town.  |  Demography - Family and household characteristics.  |  Social behaviour - Roles.  |  Northern Territory - North NT.  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)

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