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European Settlement and the making and unmaking of Aboriginal Identities

Merlan, Francesca


This paper explores variation and change in Aboriginal people's connections to places, and place-related identity, as a function of their differential historical relationship to a town. Among Aboriginal people who have lived for some decades in camps around Katherine, Northern Territory, descendants of those who appear to have the most clearly discernable long-term relationship with the area in the vicinity of the town do not relate to places, nor conceptualise them, in stereotypically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The


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