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"Spinifex Fairies’: Aboriginal Workers in the Northern Territory, 1911-1939

McGrath, Ann


Following the initial conquest stage, which normally involved the expropriation of the indigenous population from their land, it was a common feature of colonial societies for the new settlers to exploit the indigenes for their labour, and specifically the women for sex. Yet the role of Aboriginal women as workers for white settlers is an aspect of Australian history which has received little attention. This may not be surprising considering the male-dominated nature of history and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1980
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Women, Class and History: Feminist Perspectives on Australia, 1788-1978
Access Rights: ANU Staff and Students Only


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