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Serious Collisions: Settlers, Indigenous People, and Imperial Policy in Western Australia and Natal

Curthoys, Ann; Martens, Jeremy


When the British government passed the Western Australian constitution in 1890, granting responsible government to its sixth and last Australian colony, it sought to keep control over Aboriginal policy to itself. In doing so, it adopted an approach more like that to Natal, in southern Africa, than to the other Australian colonies that had all gained responsible government several decades earlier. Yet British attempts to retain control over Aboriginal policy within the context of responsible...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Australian Colonial History


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