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"A bunch of cast-offs" : Aborigines of the southwest of Western Autralia, 1900-1936

Author: Anna Haebich
Publisher: 1985.
Dissertation: Ph. D. Murdoch University, Murdoch, W.A
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The situation of the Nyungar people as a pauperised group within Western Australian society; discusses the special discriminatory laws and bureaucratic practices by which the Aborigines Department effected rigid control and segregation of Aborigines under the 1905 Aborigines Act; discusses also socioeconomic changes which, with increased population and racial prejudice, contributed to the processes of pauperisation  Read more...
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Named Person: A O Neville; A O Neville
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Haebich
OCLC Number: 271762095
Notes: Typescript (processed).
"February 1985."
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Description: 2 volumes (i-xii, 691 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: APPENDIX I: Transcripts of interview with Aborigines: Interviews (1) Emmett Abraham --
(2) William "Tom" Bennell --
(3) Irene Farrell --
(4) Alma Garlett --
(5) Lilly Hayward --
(6) Cliff Humphries --
(7) Lancel Williams --
(8) Charles Sandstone --
(9) Norman Yarran --
APP. 2: (a) Aboriginal reserves declared in the Southwest 1872-1936 --
(b) Reserves set aside for the use of Aborigines under the 1887 Land Regulations and the 1898 Land Act between 1890 and 1936 --
APP. 3: Correspondence relating to the Native Union --
APP. 4: Expenditure of the Aborigines Department and it successors 1898-1936.
Responsibility: by Anna Haebich.

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The situation of the Nyungar people as a pauperised group within Western Australian society; discusses the special discriminatory laws and bureaucratic practices by which the Aborigines Department effected rigid control and segregation of Aborigines under the 1905 Aborigines Act; discusses also socioeconomic changes which, with increased population and racial prejudice, contributed to the processes of pauperisation and segregation; demonstrates that cultural continuity with precolonial past existed at the turn of the century and that segregation facilitated the retention of features of traditional life; examines particularly the administration of the Department under A.O. Neville and the deterioration of the legal status of Aborigines under the Act; utilizes unpublished primary sources elsewhere uncited including police charge books, court records, letter books and occurrence books and the minutes and evidence of the Mosely Royal Commission; discusses as well Moore River and Carrolup Native Settlements; problems of diet and health; employment; union involvement in Aboriginal employment; miscegenation; alcohol, entry to towns and citizenship rights; Aboriginal protest; wages, income and rights to hold and inherit property; rations system.

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