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The limits of 'elimination' in the politics of population

Rowse, Tim; Smith, Leonard


Has Australian colonisation tended to 'eliminate' the Indigenous presence? The Australian government did not enact the logic of eliminationby ceasing to enumerate people as Indigenous Australianswhen the referendum in 1967 showed popular support for the 'inclusion' of 'Aborigines'. No longer distinguishing 'Aborigines' in the results of the census, thus ending the 'Aboriginal population', was a possible road to inclusion, but it was not taken. Rather, census policy 1961-1971 effectively...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Historical Studies
DOI: 10.1080/10314610903317598


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