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Author Behrendt, Larissa, 1969- author

Title Indigenous Australia for dummies / by Larissa Behrendt
Published Richmond, Vic. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
Miltom, Qld. : John Wiley & Sons, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.89915 Beh/Iaf  DUE 15-11-19
Description xviii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Series --For dimmies
Behrendt, Larissa, 1969- --For dummies
--For dummies.
Contents Forward / Malcolm Fraser -- 1. An ancient people: then and now -- 2. Invasion -- 3. Indigenous activism -- 4. Contemporary indigenous cultures -- 5. Dealing with current issues -- 6. The part of tens -- Glossary -- Index
Summary What is The Dreaming? How many different Indigenous tribes and languages once existed in Australia? What is the purpose of a corroboree? What effect do the events of the past have on Indigenous peoples today? Indigenous Australia For Dummies answers these questions and countless others about the oldest race on Earth. It explores Indigenous life in Australia before 1770, the impact of white settlement, the ongoing struggle by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to secure their human rights and equal treatment under the law, and much more. Celebrating the contributions of Indigenous people to contemporary Australian culture, the book explores Indigenous art, music, dance, literature, film, sport, and spirituality. It discusses the concept of modern Indigenous identity and examines the ongoing challenges facing Indigenous communities today, from health and housing to employment and education, land rights, and self-determination
Analysis Aboriginal culture
Aboriginal reconciliation
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders
Ethnic relations
Legal standing
Social conditions
Notes Forward by Malcolm Fraser
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.
Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, law, etc
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians.
Manners and customs.
Cultural Characteristics.
Oceanic Ancestry Group.
Australia -- Social life and customs.
Author Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015.
LC no. 2014412589
ISBN 1742169635
Other Titles Indigenous Australia