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‘Like a Rusty Nail, You Can Never Hold Us Blackfellas Down’; Cultural Resilience in the Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria

Kerins, Sean; Green, Jack


Even though their countries were violently invaded by settler colonisers in the 1870s, the Indigenous peoples of the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria region maintained their social capital – their laws, cultures, knowledge, ceremonies and songs – to survive as distinct groups. Then when legal opportunities became available they regained ownership of some of their ancestral lands and then, over a period of 40 years, they slowly rebuilt their natural capital; their lands, waters and other natural...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities
DOI: 10.1201/9780429471056


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