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Author Rowse, Tim, 1951-

Title White flour, white power : from rations to citizenship in Central Australia / Tim Rowse
Published Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1998
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998

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Description xiii, 255 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: A theatre of stages -- Part I: 1. Rationing the inexplicable -- 2. Rationed actors -- Part II: 3. Rural central Australia, 1914-40 -- 4. Town, cash and supervision -- 5. 'A Christian cannot be a parasite' -- 6. The World War in town and hinterland -- Conclusion: Indigenous welfare at mid-century -- Part III: 7. 'Assimilation -- 8. The crisis of managed consumption -- 9. Settlements and families -- 10. Alice Springs and its town camps -- Continuities
Summary "The colonial practice of rationing goods to Aboriginal people has been neglected in the study of Australian frontiers. This book argues that much of the colonial experience in Central Australia can be understood by seeing rationing as a fundamental, though flexible, instrument of colonial government. Rationing was the material basis for a variety of colonial ventures: scientific, evangelical, pastoral and the post-war program of 'assimilation'. Combining history and anthropology in a cultural study of rationing, this book develops a new narrative of the colonisation of Central Australia."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Aborigines
Assimilation
Attitudes
Central Australia
Federal issue
History
Rationing
Self determination
Social conditions
Social security payments
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography : pages 241-247
Notes Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library
Signed by author 1 copy. ANU
English
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Colonization -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Cultural assimilation -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Public opinion -- History.
Colonists -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Attitudes -- History.
Rationing -- Cultural assimilation -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Rationing -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Rationing -- Australia -- Central Australia -- History.
Australia -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 97051616
ISBN 0521624576 (hbk.)
ABBREV TI White Flour, White Power