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'What do we want?' : a political history of Aboriginal land rights in NSW, Heidi Norman

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'What do we want?' : a political history of Aboriginal land rights in NSW
Title
'What do we want?'
Title remainder
a political history of Aboriginal land rights in NSW
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Norman
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Language
eng
Summary
The passage of land rights laws in New South Wales in 1983 saw political intrigue, deception and disappointment as well as unprecedented engagement by Aboriginal citizens and their supporters. How could a sympathetic NSW State Government redress the effects of two hundred years of colonisation in the most densely populated state in the Commonwealth? "What do we want?" was the rallying call for land rights activists. Heidi Normans insightful book begins in the late 1970s when Aboriginal people, armed with new skills, framed their land rights demands. The 1978 land rights inquiry and the laws that followed brought Aboriginal people -- and the state -- into new and different relationships of power. These have been the source of on-going contestation ever since. For NSW Aboriginal people, the laws allowed an unparalleled level of involvement in government, and in governing. It opened up a host of possibilities. Thirty years later, with over a billion dollars in land assets, a near billion-dollar investment fund, and with over 115 local Aboriginal land councils, the resultant network of land councils is the largest Aboriginal representative body in the country. This book reveals the challenges of Aboriginal people adjusting to modernity as land councils struggle to fully realise the hopes of their members, many of whom continue to suffer chronic disadvantage
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AU@
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Norman, Heidi
Dewey number
333.209944
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Aboriginal Studies Press
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  • Land tenure
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
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'What do we want?' : a political history of Aboriginal land rights in NSW, Heidi Norman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233)
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Aboriginal Land Rights: From 'reserves' to 'country' -- Ch. 2. Government, Aborigines and power: The 1978 Land Rights Inquiry -- Ch. 3. The Aboriginal Land Rights Act: Politics and the art of the possible -- Ch. 4. Working with the Act: self-determination and modern rule -- Ch. 5. Justice, tradition, progress: shifting land strategies under the Act -- Ch. 6. Defending the Act: Aboriginal civil society and the market -- Ch. 7. Aboriginal governmentality: technologies of the self -- Ch. 8. What do we want? Land rights?
Control code
000054013298
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922059901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903204806
Label
'What do we want?' : a political history of Aboriginal land rights in NSW, Heidi Norman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Aboriginal Land Rights: From 'reserves' to 'country' -- Ch. 2. Government, Aborigines and power: The 1978 Land Rights Inquiry -- Ch. 3. The Aboriginal Land Rights Act: Politics and the art of the possible -- Ch. 4. Working with the Act: self-determination and modern rule -- Ch. 5. Justice, tradition, progress: shifting land strategies under the Act -- Ch. 6. Defending the Act: Aboriginal civil society and the market -- Ch. 7. Aboriginal governmentality: technologies of the self -- Ch. 8. What do we want? Land rights?
Control code
000054013298
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922059901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903204806

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