Australian Aboriginal Studies

A scholarly journal publishing original research on the cultures and lifestyles of Australia?s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Content includes studies, research reports, news briefs, and reviews of books and films. This is the official pub

Articles from Vol. 2011, No. 2, Fall

Aboriginal Water Values and Resource Development Pressures in the Pilbara Region of North-West Australia
Abstract: The Pilbara is a remote arid region with a significant Aboriginal population, rich mineral resources and rapid rates of mineral resource development. Pilbara Aboriginal people claim deep ongoing connections to the land and waterscapes of...
A Grammar and Dictionary of Gathang: The Language of the Birrbay, Guringay and Warrimay
A Grammar and Dictionary of Gathang: The language of the Birrbay, Guringay and Warrimay Amanda Lissarrague 2010 Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative, Nambucca Heads, NSW, 348pp, ill., ports., 26cm, ISBN 9780977535170 (hbk)...
A Late Nineteenth-Century Map of an Australian Aboriginal Fishery at Lake Condah
Abstract: Debate regarding the complexity of Aboriginal societies in south-west Victoria began in the late nineteenth century and continues to the present day. One of the bases of a transegalitarian society is the production of a stable food surplus...
Colin Yallop 1941-2011
Colin Yallop, who died 6 July 2011, was a member of AIATSIS who made major contributions to the understanding of Australian Indigenous languages, as well as to Australian English and to the teaching of linguistics. Born in the United Kingdom, he...
Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers
Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian photographers Philip Jones 2011 Wakefield Press, Kent Town, SA, 161pp, ill., 27 cm, ISBN 9781862545847 (pbk) We should be grateful that the Aborigines and the landscape of Central Australia...
Indigenous Land Use Agreement-Building Relationships between Karajarri Traditional Owners, the Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community la Grange Inc. and the Government of Western Australia
Abstract: Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc. is located on the eastern shores of La Grange Bay, 200 kilometres south of Broome, Western Australia. Formerly known as La Grange Catholic Mission, the community has a population of around 800...
Indigenous Victorians: Repressed, Resourceful and Respected
Indigenous Victorians: Repressed, resourceful and respected Lynette Russell and John Arnold (eds) 2010 State Library of Victoria Foundation, Melbourne, 208pp, ill., 25 cm, ISBN 9780646533834 Indigenous Victorians: Repressed, resourceful...
Journalism and Indigenous Health Policy
Abstract: The Australian News Media and Indigenous Policymaking 1988-2008 project is investigating the relationships between media attention to Indigenous issues and policy development processes. The ways in which Indigenous issues are discussed through...
Material Culture of the North Wellesley Islands
Material Culture of the North Wellesley Islands Paul Memmott 2010 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 136pp, ill., maps, ports, 30 cm, ISBN 9781864999624 (pbk) Material Culture...
Public Health Capacity Development through Indigenous Involvement in the Master of Applied Epidemiology Program-Celebrations and Commiserations
Introduction The Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at The Australian National University places scholars in field-based organisations with the aim of developing expertise in...
Straight-Line Stories: Representations and Indigenous Australian Identities in Sports Discourses
Abstract: There is an increasing body of literature, and awareness, of the nature of deficit discourse and its contribution to the essentialising of Indigenous identity. Through an analysis of sports writing since the 1960s, this paper explores how...
The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia
The Biggest Estate On Earth: How Aborigines made Australia Bill Gammage 2011 Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 434pp, col., Il., maps, 26 cm ISBN 9781742377483 (hbk) In this important and amazing book, Gammage contends that Australia...
The New South Wales Aboriginal Lands Trust and Its Place in History
Abstract: The Aboriginal Lands Trust of New South Wales (1974-1983) was the first all-Aboriginal democratically elected statutory body to own freehold title to Aboriginal land in Australia. However, it was almost totally written out of history with...
The People of the Paroo River: Frederic Bonney's Photographs
The People of the Paroo River: Frederic Bonney's photographs Jeannette Hope and Robert Lindsay 2010 Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW, Sydney, NSW, 112pp, ill., maps, ports., 30 cm, ISBN 9781742323282 (pbk) This...
The Protectors: A Journey through Whitefella Past
The Protectors: A journey through whitefella past Stephen Gray 2011 Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 296pp, 21 cm, ISBN 9781741759914 (pbk) Stephen Gray, lawyer and award-winning novelist and essayist, has turned his attention to the difficult...
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