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Agrarian Change and the Initial Development of an Aboriginal Bourgeoisie in Australia

Smith, A J; MacWilliam, Scott


While the commercial ambitions of indigenous capitalists are continuously displayed in Australia, little is known about the origins and initial development of the class. In this essay one area of the country, the north-west of Western Australia (WA), is chosen to show how changes in the principal agricultural industry opened space for Aboriginal commerce. Despite the opposition of State governments and existing firms that dominated cattle and sheep production, this space was enlarged as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Agrarian Change
DOI: 10.1111/joac.12050


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