Divided Nation?: Indigenous Affairs and the Imagined Public

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2007 - History - 232 pages
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This in-depth study examines changes and continuities in Australian public opinion about the Aboriginesæand theiræstruggle for recognition and social justice. Looking at four key episodes in recent political history the 1967 referendum, the Hawke governmentÍs national land-rights proposalæfrom 1984_1986, the Native Title debate, and the reconciliation debate in 2000 this book explores public opinion research, the debate surrounding these issues, and howæthey affected the political discussion of indigenous peoplesÍ issues in Australia.æ
 

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Contents

The 1967 Referendum and the Politics of Inclusion
27
Land Rights the Backlash and Middle Australia
61
Native Title and Reconciliation
97
Reconciliation and Responsibility
128
Conclusion
161
Notes
174
Bibliography
204
Index
224
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Tim Rowse is a senior research fellow in the history program at Australian National University. He is the author of After Mabo and Nugget Coombs: A Reforming Life. Murray Goot is a professor in the politics and international relations department at Macquarie University_Sydney.

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