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'Indigenous governance' and Aboriginal political practice: The gulf between in two organisations in the Fitzroy Valley, West Kimberley

Thorburn, Kathryn Ellen


This thesis sets out to explore the gulf between prescriptions relating to Indigenous organisations as articulated in the Indigenous governance discourse in Australia, and the actual political practice of Aboriginal people. It is based on fieldwork carried out in two organisations, one in the Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing, and one based around five communities some 100kms to the town’s east. The study crosses three disciplines, anthropology, history and politics, in its attempt to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78d739ef389


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