History

September 12, 2016
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The Problem of the Half-Caste (1934)

The Problem of the Half-Caste (i) Gall Memorandum MEMORANDUM ABORIGINAL PROTECTION ACTS QUEENSLAND (EXTRACT) GENERAL REMARKS The aboriginal population may be stated to be roughly 17,000. It must be admitted […]
September 12, 2016
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Half-Caste – any term making use of the word ‘half’ suggests an incomplete person

The following phrases are some of the terms that have been used to describe people of ‘mixed race’; the terms that are generally considered to be out-dated and offensive. Bi-racial […]
July 22, 2016

The Jasper Declaration

The Jasper Declaration articulated a philosophy to underpin youth work. This statement was accepted at the first National Youth Workers Conference in 1977. It was originally put together by a group […]
July 7, 2016
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Henry Prinsep’s Empire: framing a distant colony

This is an  important book for anyone seeking to understand the history Western Australia’s systems of control of Aboriginal people for most of the 20th century. Many are familiar with […]