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Aboriginal history

Aboriginal history  

Refers to the history of indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) peoples in Australia, and is frequently used as a shorthand for one aspect of that history, their interactions with ...
Aboriginal protection

Aboriginal protection  

Was constantly debated, as the moving frontier created new groups of dispossessed Aborigines. Could they be ‘civilised’ through contact with whites, or did they need to be protected by being ...
Aboriginality

Aboriginality  

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A term coined by Indigenous Australian anthropologist and activist Marcia Langton to conceptualize the disparity between representations of Indigenous Australians in film and media and their actual ...
Aborigine

Aborigine  

An original inhabitant of Australia. The Aborigines comprise several physically distinct groups of dark‐skinned hunter‐gatherers who arrived in prehistoric times and brought with them the dingo. ...
assimilation

assimilation  

[Ge]The absorption of a minority group into a majority population, during which the group takes on the values and norms of the dominant culture.
Burnum Burnum

Burnum Burnum  

(1936–97),Aboriginal rights activist, was born to the Wurunjeri people at Wallaga Lake on the south coast of NSW. He was taken from his parents as a baby and was ...
Captivity Narrative

Captivity Narrative  

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Account of kidnapping by Indians of white persons, usually women, taken by long journeys into the wilderness. The tale of Mary Rowlandson (1682), the earliest example, is representative of New ...
Colonial

Colonial  

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Is a word which in Australia refers to the period between 1788, when the first British colony, NSW, was established, and 1901, when NSW and the other five colonies were ...
country and western

country and western  

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Popular music originally associated with rural areas of s USA. The music typically features sentimental lyrics and instrumental music played with stringed instruments such as the guitar, banjo, or ...
cross-cultural

cross-cultural  

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[De]Pertaining to diverse cultures; systematic comparison between several societies.
family history

family history  

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From earliest times, tracing ancestors and establishing proof of relationship had practical importance for the wealthy and privileged and, in particular, for the sovereign. Records of the aristocracy ...
genocide

genocide  

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The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular race or nation. The term is recorded from the 1940s, in relation to Nazi rule in occupied Europe.
international human rights law

international human rights law  

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International human rights law is the term applied to the body of international legal rules binding upon states that aims to guarantee the freedom of the individual from arbitrary state ...
Link-Up

Link-Up  

Is an agency founded in Sydney in 1980 that assists thousands of Aboriginal people who were taken from their homes as children. The agency helps people both to re-establish links ...
performance

performance  

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1. Artistic enactment for an audience (a dramatic or musical presentation, or some other form of entertainment). Also, an individual's competence or achievement in such a performance.2. Most broadly, ...
political correctness

political correctness  

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Careful choice of words in spoken and written communications and actions, intended to avoid giving offense to ethnic, racial, cultural, or sexually oriented groups, disabled persons, and other ...
public opinion

public opinion  

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The aggregation of the views of individuals in society. The idea of public opinion has roots in Western political thought that go back to the eighteenth century, although related ideas go back ...
reconciliation

reconciliation  

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Reconciliation emerged in the 1990s as a central term of political discourse in divided societies such as South Africa, Chile, and Australia. Originating in theology, the concept of reconciliation is ...
welfare state

welfare state  

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A country with a comprehensive system of social welfare funded both by taxation and national insurance. The emergence of the strong secular state in 19th‐century Europe was characterized by the ...
White Australia

White Australia  

As a national ideal developed in the last decade of the nineteenth century, when politicians and journalists began to articulate a vision of a future Australia inhabited only by ‘white’ ...

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