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Successful Urban Aboriginal-Driven Community Development: A Place-Based Study of Newcastle

Howard-Wagner, Deirdre


This discussion paper is a sociological account of the history of successful urban Aboriginal community development by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people in the Australian city of Newcastle. It endeavours to explain the strategy that Aboriginal people in Newcastle have adopted for taking matters into their own hands, putting themselves 'in the driver's seat' of their own affairs. In doing so, it identifies two phases - a community building phase and a community development phase - and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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