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Beneath the skin: Australian citizenship, rights and Aboriginal women

McGrath, Ann


When Australia became a nation in 1901, its newly written constitution excluded all Aborigines, male and female, from citizenship. The Australian state was premised upon particular understandings of the bodies within it, based upon assumptions about race, gender and culture. Black people stood outside the white shell of Australia's emergent body politic. Sex, or their different physical constitutions, had long precluded white women from democratic rights within the colonies, though they...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1993
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Australian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14443059309387144


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