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A synopsis of data on Tasmanian Aboriginal people (to December 1972)

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A synopsis of data on Tasmanian Aboriginal people (to December 1972)
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A synopsis of data on Tasmanian Aboriginal people (to December 1972)
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Compilation of data on descendants of Aboriginal Tasmanians; Comments on definition of Aboriginal; historical information on population origins, size change, age & sex structure, family size, marriage, broken homes, adoption, mortality, distribution, population, movement, official census data; housing - ownership, Govt. policies & finance, present situation (some case histories cited), diagram shows steps in purchase procedure, details of housing provided 1968-1972, policy on distribution of housing, recommendations, nutrition, medical & hospital services, Commonwealth grants; education - levels of attainment, education on Cape Barren Island (details of controversy on preschool), Commonwealth grants, adult education, financial assistance to children going to mainland, other assistance; Secondary School Grants Scheme, education & employment needs, diagram shows machinery relating to education grants in Tasmania, employment problems - finance & remoteness; development needs - 1) wildlife, 2) scenic, 3) developed; land rights - alienation of land on Cape Barren Is.; legal aid, numbers of cases requiring aid, legal referral service; households composition & size, social cohesion, attitudes to personal achievement, recreations; food & nutrition - list of traditional foods still eaten (shellfish, plants, kangaroo, eggs), problem of inadequate nutrition, gives list of terms for meals (from Sutton), muttonbirds; numbers working, division of labour, killing & processing methods; native huts early accounts quoted, map of tribal distribution (from Plomley), lists hut types mentioned; songs gives 10 lines of song sung by Fanny Cochrane Smith (no translation) also gives texts (vernacular & English) of 2 songs recorded by her, brief outline of modern dances & musical abilities; language (gives list of 115 Tasmanian Aboriginal place names); boat-building - list of vessels built in Bass Strait Islands 1873-1893, comments on last surviving whale-seal boat; beliefs - ghosts, seances; names & naming; politics, government policy - genocide, 1875-1890 & apathy 1875-1960, recent policy 19601972, notes rise of voluntary groups to help Aboriginal people, quotes current A.L.P. policy on Aborigines, comments on its implementation at State level, interest; of overseas organizations in Aboriginal affairs, quotes motions of the Abschol State Conference (1971) discrimination - gives examples from govt. departments, hotels, sport, social welfare system, education (including textbooks), legal system & police; antidiscrimination legislation, comments on discrimination in housing & land rights, allocation of finance, cites case histories; treatment of the dead - comments on disposal of Truganini's remains; quotes 2 cases of discrimination in favour of Aborigines; attitudes of Tasmanian Aborigines, self-image; Chronology of events affecting Tasmanian Aboriginal people 6000 B.C. - 1972; Genealogies of descendants with explanatory notes, arranged mainly by the Aboriginal parent;population; housing; health; education; employment; legal rights; social structure; culture and history; politics and policy; discrimination;
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Mollison, Bill
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  • Truganini
  • Abschol (Australia)
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A synopsis of data on Tasmanian Aboriginal people (to December 1972)
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bibl.; diags.; illus.; map; tbls.; Typescript (photocopy); Data gathered by Abschol; Appendices; Chronology of events affecting Tasmanian Aboriginal people, 1972; and Tasmanian Aboriginal genealogies, 1972, compiled by B. Mollison
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M0062658
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[3, 79, 11, 131] l.
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  • Closed access - Principal's permission
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
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0087404
Label
A synopsis of data on Tasmanian Aboriginal people (to December 1972)
Publication
Note
bibl.; diags.; illus.; map; tbls.; Typescript (photocopy); Data gathered by Abschol; Appendices; Chronology of events affecting Tasmanian Aboriginal people, 1972; and Tasmanian Aboriginal genealogies, 1972, compiled by B. Mollison
Control code
M0062658
Extent
[3, 79, 11, 131] l.
Governing access note
  • Closed access - Principal's permission
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
System control number
0087404

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