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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'What do we want? is the first study of the most far-reaching and innovative Aboriginal land rights laws in the country. Heidi Norman tells a story full of possibility, tensions and entanglements as Aboriginal people took up the political demand of self-determination and worked to address their community disadvantage, all the while grappling with the expectations of government.'

'The laws, passed in 1983 by the Wran Labor Government, provided a mechanism for recovering land and the fifteen-year funding stream, to compensate for loss of land and culture, was intended to fund the more than 120 representative Aboriginal land councils, as well as support Aboriginal-run enterprises.'

'Yet chronic disadvantage continues for many Aboriginal people in NSW and Aboriginal land councils are yet to fully realise the expectations of their members.'

What do we want? reveals the challenges of Aboriginal adjustment to modernity as Land Councils focus their efforts on profitable enterprises to resource community social and cultural initiatives.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Notes

  • Chapters included in this work:

    Ch. 1. Aboriginal Land Rights: From ‘reserves’ to ‘country

    Ch. 2. Government, Aborigines and power: The 1978 Land Rights Inquiry

    C 3. TheAboriginal Land Rights Act: Politics and the art of the possible

    Ch. 4. Working with the Act: self-determination and modern rule

    Ch. 5. Justice, tradition, progress: shifting land strategies under the Act

    Ch. 6. Defending the Act: Aboriginal civil society and the market

    Ch. 7. Aboriginal governmentality: technologies of the self

    Ch. 8. What do we want? Land rights?

  • Other formats: Also e-book, ePub and Kindle

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2015 .
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      Extent: xvi, 240p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 9781922059901, 1922059900

Works about this Work

Book Traces NSW Land Rights 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 July no. 606 2015; (p. 36)

— Review of What Do We Want? : A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales Heidi Norman 2015 single work criticism
'A new book by academic Heidi Norman tells the story of how Aboriginal people in New South Wales framed their land rights demands to a sympathetic government in the late 1970s...'
Book Traces NSW Land Rights 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 July no. 606 2015; (p. 36)

— Review of What Do We Want? : A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales Heidi Norman 2015 single work criticism
'A new book by academic Heidi Norman tells the story of how Aboriginal people in New South Wales framed their land rights demands to a sympathetic government in the late 1970s...'
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