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

McGrath, Ann

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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]

dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Ann
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-26T00:56:22Z
dc.identifier.citationMcGrath, A. “Spinifex Fairies’: Aboriginal Workers in the Northern Territory, 1911-1939”. In Women, Class and History: Feminist Perspectives on Australia, 1788-1978, edited by Windschuttle, E., 237-267. Sydney: Fontana/Collins, 1980.
dc.identifier.isbn0006357229
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/116184
dc.description.abstractFollowing 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 anthropology, but even recent feminist writers have made only scant attempts to redress the imbalance.
dc.format18 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherFontana/Collins
dc.relation.ispartofWomen, Class and History: Feminist Perspectives on Australia, 1788-1978
dc.rights© Elizabeth Windschuttle 1980
dc.subjectAustralian History
dc.subjectAboriginal History
dc.title"Spinifex Fairies’: Aboriginal Workers in the Northern Territory, 1911-1939
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.date.issued1980
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAustralian Centre for Indigenous History
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage237
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage267
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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