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Author Jebb, Mary Anne.

Title Blood, sweat and welfare : a history of white bosses and Aboriginal pastoral workers / Mary Anne Jebb
Published Nedlands, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press, 2002

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Description [xv], 364 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents Map of the Kimberley -- Introduction: the region, the project and the people -- Ch. 1. Battle for the New Country, 1903-1914 -- Ch. 2. 'Stone blind in their need of Christ': the early days Bosses, 1915-1930 -- Ch. 3. 'Taught to kill': soldier settlers and the station 'family' -- Ch. 4. The big round-up: the leprosy campaign and its aftermath -- Ch. 5. The struggle for authority: settling down -- Ch. 6. 'To jingle a few coins in their pockets': the arrival of welfare, 1948-1959 -- Ch. 7. Pastoral paternalism turns sour, 1959-1972
Summary "When Europeans first arrived in the Kimberley, a turbulent era began for the Indigenous people. To survive, they aligned themselves with white men through unspoken and unequal contracts of ownership and protection. Aboriginal men were forced to fight for their own women, children and resources, and many were driven away from pastoral stations or gaoled." "Until 1968, when equal wages were finally granted, black pastoral workers received only a pocket money allowance and rations. By then the stations no longer sustained them, and Aboriginal people gradually moved towards towns and reserves, where Welfare and Social Security became their only means of survival."
"In this study, survivors of this devastating time speak openly to Mary Anne Jebb about first contact between blacks and whites, the arrival of Welfare, and the demise of pastoralism in the northern ranges. Alongside their oral testimonies, the author draws on a range of written archives to explore what really happened during the settlement of the Kimberley."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Kimberley (W.A.) - History
Kimberley (W.A.) - Race relations
Kimberley (W.A.) - Social conditions
Agricultural laborers - Western Australia - Kimberley Region
Aboriginal Australians - Employment - Western Australia - Kimberley
Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia - Kimberley - Interviews
Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia - Kimberley - Social conditions
Notes Includes index
"Winner of the 2001 Western Australian History Foundation Award and an Australian Historical Association Centenary of Federation Award" -- Cover
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 345-352
Subject Families, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Aboriginal Australians -- Employment -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Public welfare -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.) -- Social conditions.
Agricultural laborers -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.) -- Interviews.
Aboriginal Australians -- Public welfare -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Agricultural laborers -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley Region
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Interviews
Aboriginal Australians -- Employment -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Aboriginal Australian stockmen -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Social conditions
Agricultural laborers -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Kimberley (W.A.) -- History.
Kimberley (W.A.) -- Race relations.
Kimberley (W.A.) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Interviews.
Interviews.
LC no. 2002416580
ISBN 1876268611 paperback