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The Resource Black, White and Exempt : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under Exemption, edited by Lucinda Aberdeen and Jennifer Jones

Black, White and Exempt : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under Exemption, edited by Lucinda Aberdeen and Jennifer Jones

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Black, White and Exempt : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under Exemption
Title
Black, White and Exempt
Title remainder
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under Exemption
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lucinda Aberdeen and Jennifer Jones
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1957, Ella Simon of Purfleet Mission near Taree, New South Wales,applied for and was granted a certificate of exemption. Exemption gave her legal freedoms denied to other Indigenous Australians at that time: she could travel freely, open a bank account, and live and work where she wanted. In the eyes of the law she became a non-Aboriginal, but in return she could not associate with other Aboriginal people - even her own family or community. It 'stank in my nostrils' -- Ella Simon 1978.These personal and often painful histories uncovered in archives, family stories and lived experiences reveal new perspectives on exemption. Black, White and Exempt describes the resourcefulness of those who sought exemption to obtain freedom from hardship and oppressive regulation of their lives as Aboriginal Australians. It celebrates their resilience and how they used their exempt status to increase opportunities for their families and advance Aboriginal rights including the abolition of the exemption system
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
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Aberdeen, Lucinda
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
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Jones, Jennifer
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  • Smith, Roy
  • Smith, Daisy
  • Smith, Valma Gail
  • Kelly, Alf
  • Kelly, Lala
  • Mullet, David
  • Stevens, Emily
  • Simon, Ella
  • Davidson, Moyna
  • Lovegrove, Edith Kathleen
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Torres Strait Islanders, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Torres Strait Islanders
Label
Black, White and Exempt : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under Exemption, edited by Lucinda Aberdeen and Jennifer Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages 188-204 and index: pages 205-212
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Histories and Lived Experiences of Aboriginal Exemption in Australia / Lucinda Aberdeen & Jennifer Jones -- 1. Exemption: The Official and Unofficial Impact / John Maynard -- 2. The Poisoned Chalice: Exemption Policies in Twentieth Century Australia and the Writing of ‘History’ / Katherine Ellinghaus -- 2.1 The Genealogy of Exemption Policies -- 2.2 The ‘Lived Experience’ of Exemption -- 2.3 The Archives of Exemption and their Challenge to the (my) Writing of ‘History’ -- 3. Creating the Space for Exemption in New South Wales / Ash Francisco -- 4. ‘Playing the Game’: Aboriginal Exemption in Queensland and New South Wales / Lucinda Aberdeen, Kella Robinson and Judi Wicks -- 5. ‘I intend to go off the Boards hands altogether’ / Jessica Horton -- 5.1 ‘We would all rather battle on out among white people’ -- 6. Destination of Pupil ‘Unknown’: Indigenous Mobility between Schools in Victoria and New South Wales / Beth Marsden -- 7. Ella Simon’s Certificate of Exemption /Jennifer Jones -- 8. Exemption, Mobility, Migration: Indigenous Australian Women’s Marriages to American Servicemen in the World War Two / Karen Hughes -- 9. Smash the Exemption System! /Leonie Stevens
Control code
000068123695
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781925302332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black & white photographs
Stock number
NLApp91640
System control number
(OCoLC)1227665116
Label
Black, White and Exempt : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under Exemption, edited by Lucinda Aberdeen and Jennifer Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages 188-204 and index: pages 205-212
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Histories and Lived Experiences of Aboriginal Exemption in Australia / Lucinda Aberdeen & Jennifer Jones -- 1. Exemption: The Official and Unofficial Impact / John Maynard -- 2. The Poisoned Chalice: Exemption Policies in Twentieth Century Australia and the Writing of ‘History’ / Katherine Ellinghaus -- 2.1 The Genealogy of Exemption Policies -- 2.2 The ‘Lived Experience’ of Exemption -- 2.3 The Archives of Exemption and their Challenge to the (my) Writing of ‘History’ -- 3. Creating the Space for Exemption in New South Wales / Ash Francisco -- 4. ‘Playing the Game’: Aboriginal Exemption in Queensland and New South Wales / Lucinda Aberdeen, Kella Robinson and Judi Wicks -- 5. ‘I intend to go off the Boards hands altogether’ / Jessica Horton -- 5.1 ‘We would all rather battle on out among white people’ -- 6. Destination of Pupil ‘Unknown’: Indigenous Mobility between Schools in Victoria and New South Wales / Beth Marsden -- 7. Ella Simon’s Certificate of Exemption /Jennifer Jones -- 8. Exemption, Mobility, Migration: Indigenous Australian Women’s Marriages to American Servicemen in the World War Two / Karen Hughes -- 9. Smash the Exemption System! /Leonie Stevens
Control code
000068123695
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781925302332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black & white photographs
Stock number
NLApp91640
System control number
(OCoLC)1227665116

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