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Economics and the dreamtime : a hypothetical history, N.G. Butlin

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Economics and the dreamtime : a hypothetical history
Title
Economics and the dreamtime
Title remainder
a hypothetical history
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N.G. Butlin
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Summary
Examined push and pull factors that could have influenced Aboriginal migration; discussed Aboriginal hunter-gatherer economies, seasonal variations, time relationship between production and consumption, external trade; Macassan contact did not cause smallpox epidemics like 1789, 1829 smallpox epidemics after European contact; Aborigines suffered disease, reduced birth rates, gender imbalance from European takeover of land; competition for resources particularly food supply led to conflict; pre-contact population estimates were examined and revised
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Butlin, N. G.
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
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Economics and the dreamtime : a hypothetical history, N.G. Butlin
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 231-241
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
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Contents
Part I. The Palaeconomic History of Aboriginal Migration -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Conventional views and alternative approaches -- 3. Non-Malthusian issues: pathways and innovations -- 4. Malthusian potential in Aboriginal migration -- 5. Some possible migration scenarios -- 6. Conclusion -- Part II. Development, Structure and Function of Aboriginal Economy -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The process of early settlement -- 3. Variety in pre-contact Aboriginal economy -- 4. The nature and function of Aboriginal economy -- 5. Dynamic elements in Aboriginal society -- Part III. Disease, Economics and Demography -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The problem of an exposed population -- 3. Re-estimating precontact numbers -- 4. Turning the models around -- Part IV. Establishing a Bridgehead Colonial Economy to 1809 -- 1. Introduction -- 2. History and theory -- 3. Free lunches antipodean style -- 4. The general conditions of success -- Part V. The Take-Over Process To 1850 -- 1. Introduction -- 2. British development in the long run -- 3. The Hunter gatherers of Empire -- 4. British, American and Macassan presence in the takeover -- 5. The major players -- 6. Aborigines and British law -- 7. Economics in the takeover -- 8. The significance of disease -- 9. Interaction of disease, resistance, integration and submission -- 10. Conclusions
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M0012927
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
  • Copy 3 donated by ATSIC Library
Isbn
9780521432368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
Stock number
10179b
System control number
0010746
Label
Economics and the dreamtime : a hypothetical history, N.G. Butlin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 231-241
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Palaeconomic History of Aboriginal Migration -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Conventional views and alternative approaches -- 3. Non-Malthusian issues: pathways and innovations -- 4. Malthusian potential in Aboriginal migration -- 5. Some possible migration scenarios -- 6. Conclusion -- Part II. Development, Structure and Function of Aboriginal Economy -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The process of early settlement -- 3. Variety in pre-contact Aboriginal economy -- 4. The nature and function of Aboriginal economy -- 5. Dynamic elements in Aboriginal society -- Part III. Disease, Economics and Demography -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The problem of an exposed population -- 3. Re-estimating precontact numbers -- 4. Turning the models around -- Part IV. Establishing a Bridgehead Colonial Economy to 1809 -- 1. Introduction -- 2. History and theory -- 3. Free lunches antipodean style -- 4. The general conditions of success -- Part V. The Take-Over Process To 1850 -- 1. Introduction -- 2. British development in the long run -- 3. The Hunter gatherers of Empire -- 4. British, American and Macassan presence in the takeover -- 5. The major players -- 6. Aborigines and British law -- 7. Economics in the takeover -- 8. The significance of disease -- 9. Interaction of disease, resistance, integration and submission -- 10. Conclusions
Control code
M0012927
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
  • Copy 3 donated by ATSIC Library
Isbn
9780521432368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
Stock number
10179b
System control number
0010746

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