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Author Morris, Barry.

Title Domesticating resistance : the Dhan-gadi aborigines and the Australian state / Barry Morris
Published Oxford ; New York : Berg ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1989


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 W'PONDS  305.89915 Mor/Drt  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Explorations in anthropology
Explorations in anthropology.
Summary Social history of Dhan-Gadi people of Macleay River showing how they were affected by government policy; through resistance to colonial process, suffered massacres by settlers and police; were incorporated into economy through clearing bush and stock work; segregated into reserves at Bellbrook, Burnt Bridge by Aboriginal Protection Board, followed by assimilation policies of Aboriginal Welfare Board; with self-determination, services improved within non-Aboriginal framework; racism in Kempsey, housing and discrimination, break up of tight -knit reserve communities into dispersed nuclear families; question of maintaining identity; protection of Aboriginal heritage sites in conflict with principle of restricted access and knowledge gained through initiation ceremonies
Analysis New South Wales Dhan-gadi, history
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 236-246
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Aboriginal Australians.
Dhungutti (Australian people) -- Government relations.
Dhungutti (Australian people)
Government, Resistance to -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Australia.
LC no. 88039473
ISBN 0854962719