Before grog, before wages, before the Japanese war: the Northern Territory in 1938 and some station routines
The majority of people living in the Northern Territory in 1938 were Aboriginal, outnumbering others by more than two to one. Host Aborigines lived in rural areas, so the disproportion there was striking. Women were the minority of all sectors of the population. The annual report of the administration for 1937-8 gave a 'total' population of 6,704, which included the substantial Asiatic numbers but excluded Aborigines. It was the highest non-Aboriginal population recorded since the...[Show more]
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