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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 [Review Essay] Country Women and the Colour Bar : Gassroots Activism and the Country Women' Association
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'Country women and the colour bar documents the role the Country Women’s Association (CWA) played within certain communities of New South Wales between 1956 and 1972. This period in Indigenous history was governed by assimilation policies set up by the Aborigines Welfare Board. The account demonstrates how Aboriginal CWA members responded to the unique circumstances of their district and community histories to develop their own agenda for assimilation (p.xvii).' (Inroduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 2 2016 10864998 2016 periodical issue

    'We begin by acknowledging the work of retiring AIATSIS Chief Executive Officer Russell Taylor AM. During Russell’s time in charge, the AIATSIS collection was assessed as being of great value globally as a unique and important resource. Looking forward, Russell achieved a doubling of base funding, which will assist in the next stage of vital work at the Institute. At a personal level, Russell set an example as a generous and nurturing supporter of community-based and engaged research.

    This edition of the journal continues the important work of publishing the latest ethical, engaged research that shares the beauty and value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life and knowledge while dealing with social and cultural issues. There are four Aboriginal authors and one Māori author across the eight articles. They share authorship in the articles and are full participants in the articles that are about them, as well as the broader categories of ‘Aboriginal’ and ‘indigenous’.' (Bamblett, Lawrence and Strelein, Lisa. Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 2, 2016: 1-2 )

    pg. 128-129
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