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Population, people and place: The Fitzroy Valley Population Project

Morphy, Frances

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This paper reports on a survey of the Aboriginal population of the Fitzroy Valley in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, funded by the Fitzroy Futures Forum. The survey was designed to collect two different kinds of data. One aim was to carry out a comprehensive head count of the population and gather basic demographic information on age and sex. The second was to collect data that would begin to flesh out the picture of how that population lives as people. In proposing a categorisation...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMorphy, Frances
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-24T07:14:04Z
dc.date.available2018-09-24T07:14:04Z
dc.date.created2010
dc.identifier.isbn0-7315-4969-4
dc.identifier.issn1442 3871
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/147822
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a survey of the Aboriginal population of the Fitzroy Valley in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, funded by the Fitzroy Futures Forum. The survey was designed to collect two different kinds of data. One aim was to carry out a comprehensive head count of the population and gather basic demographic information on age and sex. The second was to collect data that would begin to flesh out the picture of how that population lives as people. In proposing a categorisation of relationship to place that is more complex than the ‘resident’ versus ‘visitor’ distinction employed in the national census, the survey addresses the cultural factors that influence patterns of settlement and mobility, and the patterns of connection within and between the communities of the Valley. It is hoped that this data will be useful to the people of the Valley in their dialogue with government. Governments tend to view communities primarily as collections of bricks and mortar with ‘populations’ that require ‘servicing’ and ‘infrastructure’, whereas the social fabric of their communities is at least equally important to Fitzroy Valley people. This survey goes some way to making that social fabric visible, so that it, too, can feature in the ongoing dialogue.
dc.format.extent77 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. 70/2010
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subjectIndigenous demography, census, population change, Fitzroy Valley, Kimberley, anthropological demography, cultural circumstances
dc.titlePopulation, people and place: The Fitzroy Valley Population Project
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.identifier.absfor169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
local.publisher.urlhttp://caepr.cass.anu.edu.au/research/publications/working-papers
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancePermission to deposit in Open Research received from CAEPR (ERMS2230079)
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

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