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The Resource Indigenous Australia for dummies, by Larissa Behrendt ; foreword by The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser

Indigenous Australia for dummies, by Larissa Behrendt ; foreword by The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser

Label
Indigenous Australia for dummies
Title
Indigenous Australia for dummies
Statement of responsibility
by Larissa Behrendt ; foreword by The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
ANL
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1969-
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Behrendt, Larissa
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
...for dummies
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Indigenous Australia for dummies, by Larissa Behrendt ; foreword by The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary and index
Contents
Foreword; Introduction -- Part 1: An ancient people: then and now: understanding Indigenous Australia; Rich past, strong traditions; A land of cultural diversity; Traditional cultural values and practices -- Part 2: Invasion: first contacts; The Brits' first colony: 1788; Pushing the boundaries of the colony; Land, livestock and loss; Taking the children -- Part 3: Indigenous activism: citizenshhip rights; The 1967 Referendum; land rights; The era of reconciliation; Practical reconciliation; The Apology and beyond -- Contemporary Indigenous cultures: More than rocks and dots: Indigenous art; Singing and dancing; Indigenous literature: we've always been storytellers; Performance storytelling: film, theatre, television and radio; Indigenous people and sport -- Dealing with current issues: social issues: health, housing, education and employment; Legal and governance issues -- The part of tens: ten important Indigenous cultural sites; Ten Indigenous firsts; Ten myths about Indigenous people; Ten key legal decisions
Control code
000049083870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 427 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742169637
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)792984375
Label
Indigenous Australia for dummies, by Larissa Behrendt ; foreword by The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser
Publication
Note
Includes glossary and index
Contents
Foreword; Introduction -- Part 1: An ancient people: then and now: understanding Indigenous Australia; Rich past, strong traditions; A land of cultural diversity; Traditional cultural values and practices -- Part 2: Invasion: first contacts; The Brits' first colony: 1788; Pushing the boundaries of the colony; Land, livestock and loss; Taking the children -- Part 3: Indigenous activism: citizenshhip rights; The 1967 Referendum; land rights; The era of reconciliation; Practical reconciliation; The Apology and beyond -- Contemporary Indigenous cultures: More than rocks and dots: Indigenous art; Singing and dancing; Indigenous literature: we've always been storytellers; Performance storytelling: film, theatre, television and radio; Indigenous people and sport -- Dealing with current issues: social issues: health, housing, education and employment; Legal and governance issues -- The part of tens: ten important Indigenous cultural sites; Ten Indigenous firsts; Ten myths about Indigenous people; Ten key legal decisions
Control code
000049083870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 427 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742169637
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)792984375

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