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Abrogating responsibility : Vesteys, anthropology and the future of Aboriginal people / Geoffrey Gray.

Author/Creator:
Gray, Geoffrey (Geoffrey G.)
Publication:
North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Australian Scholarly, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xxx, 291 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Australia.
Berndt, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), 1916-1990.
Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994.
Vesteys (Firm)
Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994.
Berndt, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), 1916-1990.
Anthropological ethics -- Australia.
Applied anthropology -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Economic conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Economic conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Anthropological ethics.
Applied anthropology.
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
1925003655
9781925003659
OCLC:
930010516
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