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Indigenous Australia for Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-30843-1
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168 pages
March 2012
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Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part I: An Ancient People: Then and Now 5

Chapter 1: Understanding Indigenous Australia 7

Chapter 2: Rich Past, Strong Traditions 17

Chapter 3: A Land of Cultural Diversity 35

Chapter 4: Traditional Cultural Values and Practices 51

Part II: Invasion 69

Chapter 5: First Contacts 71

Chapter 6: The Brits' First Colony: 1788 79

Chapter 7: Pushing the Boundaries of the Colony 91

Chapter 8: Land, Livestock and Loss 113

Chapter 9: Taking the Children 127

Part III: Indigenous Activism 145

Chapter 10: Citizenship Rights 147

Chapter 11: The 1967 Referendum 169

Chapter 12: Land Rights 183

Chapter 13: The Era of Reconciliation 203

Chapter 14: Practical Reconciliation 223

Chapter 15: The Apology and Beyond 241

Part IV: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures 253

Chapter 16: More than Rocks and Dots: Indigenous Art 255

Chapter 17: Singing and Dancing 277

Chapter 18: Indigenous Literature: We've Always Been Storytellers 293

Chapter 19: Performance Storytelling: Film, Theatre, Television and Radio 305

Chapter 20: Indigenous People and Sport 331

Part V: Dealing with Current Issues 355

Chapter 21: Social Issues: Health, Housing, Education and Employment 357

Chapter 22: Legal and Governance Issues 377

Part VI: The Part of Tens 395

Chapter 23: Ten Important Indigenous Cultural Sites 397

Chapter 24: Ten Indigenous Firsts 401

Chapter 25: Ten Myths about Indigenous People 407

Chapter 26: Ten Key Legal Decisions 413

Glossary 419

Index 421

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