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On the move? Indigenous temporary mobility practices in Australia

Prout, Sarah


A range of Indigenous population dynamics play out underneath the demographic picture that can be constructed from official statistics. Primary among these are temporary mobility practices. Although temporary movements are largely 'uncaptured' by conventional statistical measures, they are pervasive in public life and thought. Words like 'walkabout' and 'nomadic' are commonly used in public discourse to characterise Indigenous people as highly mobile over the short-term, and such movement is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Date published: 2008
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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