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Book review: Wik, Mining and Aborigines

McGrath, Ann

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Wik is generally associated with the pastoral industry, and with that important High Court case which ruled that native title still existed on pastoral leases in Australia. The Wik are a group of indigenous Australians who live in North Queensland, and who were moved off their land at Arukun to make way for mining development under Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s regime. In those days they looked like a bunch of innocents being pushed around by big business. Now things have changed. Their rights...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Ann
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-26T23:23:10Z
dc.identifier.citationMcGrath, A. “Wik, Mining and Aborigines”. Australian Journal of Political Science 35:1 (2000): 153.
dc.identifier.issn1036-1146
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/116202
dc.description.abstractWik is generally associated with the pastoral industry, and with that important High Court case which ruled that native title still existed on pastoral leases in Australia. The Wik are a group of indigenous Australians who live in North Queensland, and who were moved off their land at Arukun to make way for mining development under Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s regime. In those days they looked like a bunch of innocents being pushed around by big business. Now things have changed. Their rights to mining royalties may not be as clear-cut as under the Northern Territory Land Rights Act, but the Cape York Land Council and other key negotiating groups have been astutely stitching together some deals which see mining companies now working closely with Aborigines, and governments resisting the pace of negotiation and change.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Political Science
dc.subjectAustralian History
dc.subjectAboriginal History
dc.titleBook review: Wik, Mining and Aborigines
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume35
dc.date.issued2000
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcGrath, A., Australian Centre for Indigenous History, School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.identifier.essn1363-030X
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage153
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage153
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10361140050002926
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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