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'The developments described by Judith Wright in the article above have produced a response in public awareness and in the Australian media which have helped bring the issue of Aboriginal dispossession before many who had previously been uninformed or indifferent. There have been some signs that politicians themselves have felt obliged to respond also if only in the equivocal terminology of "compacts" of uncertain significance. ' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 1 1988 Z652240 1988 periodical issue

    'Given the events of the last six months, a blank sheet of paper, and an editorial to write, I am seized with panic. What can I possibly say in 873 words or less? Some reflections then, in no particular order. The words of the song, 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone' are not strictly appropriate. It being the Institute, hasn't, at the time of writing, gone, and we certainly know what we've got—an institution which is unique in the world. We have however, been pushed, once again, into pondering the nature of that uniqueness, and considering what the effect of certain changes would be.' (Editorial introduction)

    1988
    pg. 44-45
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