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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 [Review Essay] Survival in Our Own Land: 'Aboriginal' Experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836
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'Around August 1988 the long awaited South Australian Sesquicentenary (1986) publication Survival in Our Own Land appeared on the shelves of Adelaide's bookshops. This jubilee ISC volume is important in Aboriginal studies for a number of reasons. It is to my knowledge the second only of its kind to make a state-wide overview of Aboriginal history and affairs. The other book of similar proportions was edited by R. and C. Berndt as part of a series of volumes commemorating the Western Australian Sesquicentennial, Aborigines of the West (Berndt and Berndt, 1979). The Western Australian volume was compiled through the work of a large number of contributors who were chiefly white Australians from academic disciplines. There were very few contributors of Aboriginal descent, a lack of representativeness which did not go unnoticed and was at the time a point of criticism.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 1 1990 Z772454 1990 periodical issue

    'Transitional provisions are presently in place to allow for a smooth change over from the old Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies to the new Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The former Council met for the last time in March and, by the time this edition of Australian Aboriginal Studies is published, four new Council members will have been elected by the membership. Hopefully the new Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Mr Robert Tickner, will also have appointed the five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who will make up the balance of the nine member Council. The new Act thus ensures by statute what the membership had previously decreed through the bllot box—that there should be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander majority on Council. The membership will also have elected the new Research Advisory Committee (RAC) consisting of eight elected members, three Council members appointed by Council and the Principal. The RA C will advise Council on research grant and membership applications and on other research-related issues. Here in Canberra, staff at the Institute are attempting to come to terms with what, by any standards, must be seen as a rather long and cumbersome name. Even the acronym (AIATSIS) can hardly be said to roll off the tongue. There are no plans to rename the journal.' (Editorial introduction)

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