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Aboriginal women and violence

Bolger, Audrey


A number of writers have commented on the level of violence in Aboriginal communities and on the use of physical force, both for punishing wrongdoers and as a means of resolving disputes. For instance Hiatt (1965) and Williams (1987) have both analysed conflict resolution in communities in the Northern Territory and although physical force was certainly not the only means of settling disputes, it was prominent in each analysis. Other writers (Burbank 1980, Bell 1983, McKnight 1986) have...[Show more]

CollectionsNorth Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 1991
Type: Book


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