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Still under the Act? Subjectivity and the State in Aboriginal North Queensland

Smith, Benjamin


Both the colonial encapsulation and post-colonial recognition of North Queensland's Aboriginal population have been achieved through legislative demarcation. This paper explores the way such demarcation has extended the influence of the state within local Aboriginal life-worlds, focusing on the State of Queensland's Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act 1897 and the Commonwealth's Native Title Act 1993. Drawing on ethnographic and historical material from Central Cape...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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