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White Flour, White Power: From Rations to Citizenship in Central Australia

Author/editor: Dr Tim Rowse
Year published: 1998

 The colonial practice of rationing goods to Indigenous people has been neglected in the study of Australian frontiers. This book argues that much of the colonial experience in Central Australia can be understood by seeing rationing as a...

Nugget Coombs: A Reforming Life

Author/editor: Dr Tim Rowse
Year published: 2002

 Born in 1906 and trained as an economist, H.C. Coombs was Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1949 to 1968. However, the breadth of his activities and his commitment to public affairs over seven decades makes his life story a...

Indigenous Futures:Choice and Development for Aboriginal and Islander Australia

Author/editor: Dr Tim Rowse
Year published: 2002

 In the recent public debate about the success or failure of Australia's Indigenous policies, opinions have been grounded more often in personal experience than in social scientists' research. By synthesising ten years' work from...

The Aboriginal Population Revisited: 70,000 years to the present

Author/editor: Dr Gordon Briscoe
Year published: 2002

 Contents

1. 'Difficult to found an opinion': 1788 Aboriginal population estimates...

Counting, Health and Identity: A history of Aboriginal health and demography in Western Australia and Queensland 1900-1940

Author/editor: Dr Gordon Briscoe
Year published: 2003

 Prior to European colonisation of Australia, Australia's Indigenous peoples had their own notions of identity, health and well-being. Their ideologies of health, however, failed to cope with the catastrophic new infections and diseases...

Contesting Assimilation

Author/editor: Dr Tim Rowse
Year published: 2005

 'Assimilation' was one of the most hopeful social ideals of post-second world war Australia, a rallying cry for those who wanted a 'fair go' for Indigenous peoples.

 

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Fools Gold: Myths & Legends of Australian Gold Seeking in Australia

Author/editor: Barry McGowan
Year published: 2006

 There is a 'library' of books about Lasseter's Reef written by believers and non-believers and an incredible number of newspaper and magazine articles. The interest is timeless; it is spoken about and debated constantly and...

Australian Ghost Towns

Author/editor: Barry McGowan
Year published: 2006

Australian history and landscape are littered with the half-buried remains of towns that once thrived.  Tumbledown ruins, silent streets and empty windows remain as testaments to the pioneering spirit of a bold settler society, a spirit that...

Divided Nation? Indigenous Affairs and the Imagined Public

Author/editor: Dr Tim Rowse
Year published: 2007

 In May 1967, more than 90 per cent of Australians voted to delete parts of the Constitution that discriminated against Indigenous Australians.

 

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Roping in the History of Broncoing

Author/editor: Darrell Lewis
Year published: 2007

 For most of its white settlement history Australia has been, and remains, one of the great cattle lands of the world. More than a third of the continent - a million square miles - is devoted to cattle raising, and over twenty-four million...

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