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Author Simons, Margaret, 1960-

Title The meeting of the waters : the Hindmarsh Island affair / Margaret Simons
Published Sydney : Hodder Headline, [2003]
©2003

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 MELB  363.690899915 Sim/Mot  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 512 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents Part One: Journeys Down the Murray. Inside the boat -- Outside the boat. Part Two: Kinship. Trust -- Families -- Speech -- Amelia Park -- Damage. Part Three: The Museum and the Mouth. Anthropology -- Experts -- The Mouth House -- Reconciliation -- The things that Tinny stood for -- The reporters -- Radical political shit-stirrers. Part Four: Journalism. Ahead of the pack -- Other people's mail -- Scones -- The great lie of Hindmarsh Island. Part Five: High Tide. Grand opera. Part Six: Matinee Jackets. The Mathews Inquiry -- Race power -- What the Bible can do -- Exhibitions -- Von Doussa
Summary The author unravels the complexities that surround the construction of the Hindmarsh Island Bridge, and probes beyond the conventional picture of a commercial venture stymied by fraudulent claims and bureaucratic interference. Here is a story that goes to the heart of who we are as a nation, to the nature of truth, history and equity
Analysis Royal Commissions
Royal commissions
Hindmarsh Island
Aboriginal women
Aboriginal sacred sites
Aboriginal culture
Bridges
Ngarrindjeri People
Aboriginal land rights
Environmental impact
Notes "A Hodder book"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: (pages [477]-501) and index
Subject Environmental protection -- Australia -- Hindmarsh Island (S.A. : Island)
Sacred sites (Australian aboriginal) -- Australia -- Hindmarsh Island (S.Aust.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- South Australia -- Hindmarsh Island
Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal) -- South Australia -- Hindmarsh Island
Sacred sites (Australian aboriginal) -- Australia -- Hindmarsh Island (S. Aust.)
Narrinyeri (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- South Australia -- Hindmarsh Island
Sacred sites (Aboriginal Australian) -- South Australia -- Hindmarsh Island
Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal) -- Australia -- Hindmarsh Island (S. Aust.)
Sacred sites (Australian aboriginal) -- South Australia -- Hindmarsh Island
Environmental protection -- Australia -- South Australia -- Hindmarsh Island
Environmental protection -- Australia -- South Australia.
Hindmarsh Island (S.A.)
Hindmarsh Island Bridge (S.A.)
Hindmarsh Island (S.A. : Island)
Hindmarsh Island Bridge (S. Aust.)
LC no. 00002350
ISBN 0733613489 :
9780733613487