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Autonomy and relatedness : an ethnography of Wik people of Aurukun, western Cape York Peninsula

Martin, David Fernandes


I seek in this thesis to provide a critical account of Wik Aboriginal people living in and near the township of Aurukun on western Cape York Peninsula, north Queensland. It is set in a period of rapid and often traumatic changes for Wik, the seeds of which were sown during the seventy-four year mission period, but which accelerated dramatically with the imposition in 1978 of a local government administrative system based on the mainstream Queensland model. The decade or so following this...[Show more]

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Date published: 1993
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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