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Introduction : Aboriginal Workers

McGrath, Ann; Saunders, Kay


Australia's national history has rarely allowed space for the history of Aboriginal work. This void enabled the growth of racist stereotypes of Aborigines as lazy, non-productive or unwilling to work - images still flourishing on talk-back radio shows. Historical research tells us otherwise, with Aborigines demonstrably efficient workers in their traditional economy, and later essential workers in early colonial Australia. We hope this volume will challenge white workers, male and female, to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1995
Type: Journal article
Source: Labour History
DOI: 10.2307/27516387


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