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Aboriginal People (AB100)
Semester 1, Semester 2 / 2011


y separately published work icon Rob Riley : An Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice Quentin Beresford , Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 2006 Z1269165 2006 single work biography (taught in 3 units) 'Explores Riley's political and personal life as a key Aboriginal activist. A member of the Stolen Generation, he was a major contributor to national politics. Riley's success was based on his charismatic personality and advocacy skills. Centre stage in the fight for land rights, he was closely involved in the establishment of ATSIC, Deaths in Custody and the Stolen Generations and the WA Aboriginal Legal Service.' (Publisher blurb)


This unit is the foundation unit in Aboriginal Studies. It aims at promoting, from an historical perspective, an understanding of the Aboriginal people of modern Australia. It focuses on a broad range of ideas including Aboriginal and European contact and the ensuing disruption of traditional culture, interracial conflict and government legislation. The unit provides an introduction to a number of current issues affecting Aboriginal people including health, education, law, business, crosscultural relationships, land rights and Aboriginal selfdetermination.

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Offered in: 2010, 2009
Levels: Undergraduate