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Indigenous Australia for Dummies
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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

About the Author

Professor Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai and Kamillaroi woman. She is Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the author of several novels and books about Indigenous issues. She was named as 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year and 2011 New South Wales Australian of the Year.

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