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Tim Rowse Tim Rowse i(A25014 works by) (a.k.a. Timothy Michael Rowse; T. Rowse)
Born: Established: 1951 ;
Gender: Male
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Tim Rowse completed his PhD in Anthropology in 1991. He has worked at the Menzies School of Health Research in Alice Springs, and has been a Senior Research Fellow with the History Program of the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.

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y separately published work icon Indigenous and Other Australians Since 1901 Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2017 12994994 2017 multi chapter work criticism biography

'As Australia became a nation in 1901, no-one anticipated that ‘Aboriginal affairs’ would become an on-going national preoccupation.

'Not ‘dying out’ as predicted, Aboriginal numbers recovered and – along with Torres Strait Islanders – they became an articulate presence, aggrieved at colonial authority’s interventions into family life and continuing dispossession. Indigenous and Other Australians since 1901 narrates their recovery – not only in numbers but in cultural confidence and critical self-awareness. Pointing to Indigenous leaders, it also reassesses the contribution of government and mission ‘protection’ policies and the revised definitions of ‘Aboriginal’. Timothy Rowse explains why Australia has conceded a large Indigenous Land and Sea Estate since the 1960s, and argues that the crisis in ‘self-determination’ since 2000 has been fuelled by Indigenous critique of the selves that they have become.

'As Indigenous people put themselves at the centre of arguments about their future, this book could not be more timely.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History
y separately published work icon Nugget Coombs : A Reforming Life New York (City) : Cambridge University Press , 2002 Z1015347 2002 single work biography
2003 shortlisted National Biography Award
y separately published work icon The Town Grew Up Dancing : The Life and Art of Wenten Rubuntja Alice Springs : Jukurrpa Books , 2002 Z1002764 2002 single work autobiography

'The Town Grew Up Dancing is Wenten Rubuntja’s story. It provides a rare view of events that shaped the life of an Arrernte man who has made a major contribution to the art and politics of his time. Wenten was a key figure in the land rights movement in Central Australia in the mid-1970s and has since played a lively and formative role as an Aboriginal statesman in his home town of Alice Springs. He is highly respected for the depth and breadth of his traditional knowledge and for his unique skills as a negotiator. This book reveals the humour and wisdom of an Aboriginal man skilled at engaging in both the traditional and the contemporary worlds. The story is told in Wenten’s own words – in his first language, Arrernte, with accompanying translations, and in Aboriginal English. The book also includes the voices of many who have been close to Wenten, including members of his own family, and others who have worked with him over the years. Additional commentary is provided by linguist and artist Jenny Green and historian Tim Rowse. This fascinating and innovative book weaves together autobiography and biography in a powerful story of recent Indigenous history in Australia. The book features Wenten’s own commentary on his paintings, and photographs in colour and black and white bring his story and Alice Springs’ colourful past vividly to life.' (Source: IAD Press website)

2004 International Awards Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize Non-fiction Notable Book
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