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Civil Rights
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Civil Rights

How Indigenous Australians Won Formal Equality

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Civil Rights by John Chesterman

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Australians know very little about how Indigenous Australians came to gain the civil rights that other Australians had long taken for granted. One of the key reasons for this is the entrenched belief that civil rights were handed to Indigenous people and not won by them. In this book John Chesterman draws on government and other archival material from around the country to make a compelling case that Indigenous people, together with non-Indigenous supporters, did effectively agitate for civil rights, and that this activism, in conjunction with international pressure, led to legal reforms. Chesterman argues that these struggles have laid important foundations for future dealings between Indigenous people and Australian governments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780702235146
ISBN-10: 0702235148
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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