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Author Gray, Geoffrey, author

Title Abrogating responsibility : Vesteys, anthropology and the future of Aboriginal people / Geoffrey Gray
Published North Melbourne, Victoria : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015
©2015

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1 copy ordered for MELB on 11-12-2020.
Description xxx, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction : 'A project of national importance' -- Pt. I. Setting the scene -- 1. Absentee landlords -- 2. A disturbing influence -- 3. A wish to preserve the Aborigines -- Pt. II. The survey -- 4. If jobs are available -- 5. You must fit in -- Interlude I. Shooting dogs at Wave Hill -- 6. We shall not leave -- Interlude II. Outcamp -- 7. A plan for the future -- 8. A sad state of affairs -- Pt. III. Opposition -- 9. We are opposed to the payment of wages to natives -- 10. Discontented workers, unsatisfactory conditions -- Pt. IV. Aftermath -- 11. 'Native labour and welfare in the Northern Territory' -- 12. After the survey : prospects for change
Summary During World War II the cattle industry in northern Australia was under stress. It was boom time for business, in particular for large international firms like Vesteys. At the same time they lost stockmen, especially Aboriginal labourers to defence forces, where Aborigines were paid proper wages
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 266-284) and index
Subject Vestey family
Berndt, Ronald Murray, 1916-1990
Berndt, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), 1916-1990
Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994
Vesteys (Firm)
Wave Hill Station (N.T.) -- History
Vesteys (Firm) -- Northern Territory -- History
Equal pay for equal work -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Race relations
Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights
Aboriginal Australians -- Economic conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions
Anthropology
Anthropological ethics -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Employment -- History
Applied anthropology -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- History
Ranches -- Northern Territory -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Northern Territory -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Employment -- Northern Territory -- History
LC no. 2015513796
ISBN 9781925003659