Experiments in self-determination : histories of the outstation movement in Australia / edited by Nicolas Peterson and Fred Myers.
Contributor(s): Myers, Fred R [editor.] | Peterson, Nicolas [editor.].Material type: BookSeries: Monographs in anthropology series: Publisher: Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 368 pages) : illustrations (some colour), maps.Content type: cartographic image | still image | text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1925022900; 9781925022902.Subject(s): 1900-1999 | Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | Community life | Community organization -- Australia -- Northern Territory | Community organization | Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs | Community life | Community organization | HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand | Northern Territory | AustralianGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Experiments in self-determinationDDC classification: 305.89915 Online resources: Digital version
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. The origins and history of outstations as Aboriginal life projects / Fred Myers and Nicolas Peterson -- 2. From Coombes to Coombs : reflections on the Pitjantjatjara outstation movement / Bill Edwards -- 3. Returning to country : the Docker River project / Jeremy Long -- 4. 'Shifting' : the Western Arrernte's outstation movement / Diane Austin-Broos -- 5. History, memory and the politics of self-determination at an early outstation / Fred Myers -- 6. The interwoven histories of Mount Liebig and Papunya-Luritja / Sarah Holcombe -- 7. Out of sight, out of mind, but making the best of it : how outstations have worked in the Ngaanyatjarra lands / David Brooks and Vikki Plant -- 8. Outstations through art : acrylic painting, self determination and the history of the homelands movement in the Pintupi-Ngaanyatjarra lands / Peter Thorley -- 9. What was Dr Coombs thinking? Nyirrpi, policy and the future / Nicholas Peterson -- 10. Homelands as outstations of public policy / Kingsley Palmer -- 11. Challenging simplistic notions of outstations as manifestations of Aboriginal self-determination : Wik strategic engagement and disengagement over the past four decades / David F Martin and Bruce F Martin -- 12. Peret : a Cape York Peninsula outstation, 1976-1978 / Peter Sutton -- 13. People and policy in the development and destruction of Yagga Yagga outstation, Western Australia / Scott Cane -- 14. Imagining Mumeka : bureaucratic and Kuninjku perspectives / Jon Altman -- 15. Thwarted aspirations : the political economy of a Yolngu outstation, 1972 to the present / Frances Morphy and Howard Morphy -- 16. A history of Donydji outstation, north-east Arnhem Land / Neville White.
The authors focus is on the outstation movement of the 1970's, that drive by remote area Aboriginal groups in the centre and the north to escape from regimented and overcrowded community settlements, and consolidate a new life-path in the bush. Most of the outstations lie in the Northern Territory.
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