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Rowley, C. D.: The Remote Aborigines, Penguin, Ringwood 1972

Inhaltsverzeichnis        ¦         Klappentext        ¦         Buchbesprechung


Preface -v-

1 Introduction: 'Colonial' Conditions in Australia -1-

I Frustrated Urbanisation from the 'Colonial' Regions

2 Town and Non-town: Two Frontier Situations -29-

3 Aborigines at Kalgoorlie-Boulder -55-

4 From Carnarvon to Cooktown -73-

5 Townsville and Palm Island -84-

6 From Closed Institution to Town or Village Home -109-

7 The Aboriginal Settlement and the New Company Town -137-

II Aboriginal Land ‘Rights’ as a Political Issue

8 Land ‘Rights’ and Aboriginal Reserves -173-

9 Land ‘Rights’ and the Pastoral Leases -197-

III Wages and Conditions of Employment in the ‘Colonial’ Regions

10 The Claim for Equal Wages in the Northern Territory Pastoral Industry -217-

11 The Aboriginal Labourer in the Queensland Pastoral Industry -227-

12 The Background to Aboriginal Employment in Western Australia -242-

13 South Austrlia’s ‘Colonial’ Areas -277-

14 Aboriginal Wages in the Northern Territory -285-

15 The Conciliation and Arbitrations Commission and Aboriginal Wage Rates -311-

16 Aboriginal Workers and Pastoral Awards, 1966-1967 -331-

17 Conclusion -349-

References -361-

Index -367-


"The Remote Aborigines" is a disturbing indictment of white Australian indifference to the maltreatment of an inarticulate minority. In it, Professor Rowley investigates the situation of the 'full blood' Aborigines in the centre and north of Australia. The author refers to this areas as 'colonial Australia', offering reasons which include the restrictions on movement by the Aborigines, with the resultant emphasis on mission and government 'settlements'; the low wages paid to Aborigines in the area; the withholding of social service benefits which other Australians may obtain easily; and the power vested in officials and missionaries to control Aborigines. Professor Rowley's basic argument is that no policy can now succeed in this area without reconciliation; that governments, after two centuries, must come at last to negotiate with the Aborigines. He also argues that even now it may not be too late to learn from the Aboriginal how to see and appreciate the continent in which we live. These are issues which will demand, above all, humility from non-Aboriginal Australians. "The Remote Aborigines" is the third of three volumes by C. D. Rowley entitled 'Aboriginal Policy and Practice', part of a wider series sponsored by the Social Science Research Council of Australia, 'Aborigines in Australian Society'. The other two volumes are "The Destruction of Aboriginal Society" and "Outcasts in White Australia".