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'The queen gave us the land' Aboriginal people, Queen Victoria and historical remembrance

Nugent, Maria

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Across Victoria and New South Wales, Aboriginal people claim that Crown land reserves set aside in the second half of the nineteenth century were granted or deeded to them by Queen Victoria. This paper spells out approaches to interpreting this longstanding oral tradition, with particular reference to documentation and discussion of it within mid twentieth century ethnography and in the context of activist research as part of the fledgling land rights campaign in the early 1970s. In addition to...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNugent, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:53:51Z
dc.identifier.issn1449-0854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/59529
dc.description.abstractAcross Victoria and New South Wales, Aboriginal people claim that Crown land reserves set aside in the second half of the nineteenth century were granted or deeded to them by Queen Victoria. This paper spells out approaches to interpreting this longstanding oral tradition, with particular reference to documentation and discussion of it within mid twentieth century ethnography and in the context of activist research as part of the fledgling land rights campaign in the early 1970s. In addition to recognising the claim�s tenacity over time, the paper suggests that greater consideration of the specific contexts within which it had currency and circulated can generate new insights into its meanings and uses.�
dc.publisherMonash University ePress
dc.sourceHistory Australia
dc.source.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=713224057455987;res=IELAPA
dc.title'The queen gave us the land' Aboriginal people, Queen Victoria and historical remembrance
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume9
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor210301 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
local.identifier.ariespublicationu8205243xPUB495
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNugent, Maria, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage182
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage200
local.identifier.doi.1080/14490854.2012.11668423
local.identifier.absseo950503 - Understanding Australia's Past
dc.date.updated2021-08-01T08:42:37Z
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