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Land of Promises: Aborigines and Development in the East Kimberley

  • Authors: Coombs, H. C., McCann, H., Ross, H., Williams, N. M.
  • Publisher: Australian National University, Centre for Resource and Environment Studies
  • Published: 1989

Report of the East Kimberley Impact Assessment Project conducted between 1985 and 1988 in response to requests from local Aboriginal communities for assistance in dealing with economic and social change…

Jalinardi Ways: Whitefellas Working in Aboriginal Communities

  • Author: Crawford, Fran
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Studies and School of Social Work, Curtin University
  • Published: 1989

An introductory guide to Aboriginal communities; general features and diversity of settlements; outstations and homelands movement; outline of general Western Australian policies toward Aborigines since 1829; provision of services.

Challenging technological determinism: Aborigines, Aussat and remote Australia

  • Author: Spurgeon, Christina
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
  • Published: 1989

To trace the development and application of communication technologies is to follow the well worn paths of imperial European powers in their military and economic conquests of previous centuries. Relationships…

Contemporary Aboriginal women and subsistence in remote, arid Australia

  • Author: Devitt, J.
  • Publisher: University of Queensland
  • Published: 1989

This thesis is an account of the role of contemporary Aboriginal women in subsistence. It refers to women living on remote outstations in the Sandover River region of arid, Central…

Resource development and Aborigines: the case of Roebourne 1960-1980

  • Author: Howitt, R.
  • Published: 1989

The pervasive and dynamic influence of economic restructuring on political and social relations is highlighted in many aspects of Australian daily life. The effect of economic restructuring on already marginalised…

Growth of Aboriginal infants in the first year of life in remote communities in north-west Australia

  • Authors: Gracey, Michael, Sullivan, Helen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 1988

Growth in the first year of life was studied prospectively, at monthly intervals, in 49 Aboriginal babies born into 6 remote communities in the tropical north-west of Australia. Birthweights, on…

Aborigines, tourism and development: The Northern Territory Experience

  • Author: Altman, J.C.
  • Publisher: Northern Australian Research Unit, Australian National University
  • Published: 1988

This monograph has been written with two main objectives in mind. The first is to present empirical data about the economic impact of tourism on Aboriginal communities in the Northern…

Broadcasting for Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme

  • Author: Venner, Mary
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1988

This article describes the background to the development of the BRACS proposal, the ideas on which it is based and the process by which the policy emerged from the technical,…

The CDEP scheme: Bureaucratic politics, remote community politics and the development of an aboriginal ‘workfare’ program in times of rising unemployment

  • Author: Sanders, Will
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 1988

This paper analyses the development of an Aboriginal ?workfore? program which operates in remote communities, the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme, from its conception back in the mid 1970s…

Authenticity and commoditization in tourism

  • Author: Cohen, E.
  • Published: 1988

Three basic assumptions, common in the literature on tourism, regarding “commoditization”, “staged authenticity”, and the inability of tourists to have authentic experiences are re-examined. Authenticity is conceived as a negotiable…

Detecting and monitoring impacts of ecological importance in remote arid lands: a case study in the southern Simpson Desert of South Australia

  • Authors: Graetz, R. D., Pech, R. P.
  • Published: 1987

The methods of assessment and monitoring of human impacts in remote arid lands are examined by taking as a case study contemporary oil exploration in the southern Simpson Desert of…

Response to Eric Willmot's review ‘Aboriginal Broadcasting in Remote Australia’

  • Author: Michaels, Eric
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1987

To respond to Professor Willmot's review of my work, I find it necessary to speak in the first person, as I did in my report, from a reflexive, authorial persona.…

Lifestyle change and nutritional status in Kimberley aborigines

  • Authors: O'Dea, K, Naughton, JM, Sinclair, AJ, Rabuco, L, Smith, RM
  • Published: 1987

All studies published to date indicate that urban or non-traditionally living Aborigines have marginal to low levels of serum folate, B-group vitamins and vitamin C (Kamien et al, 1974; Kamien…

Food costs and nutrition of Aborigines in remote areas of northern Australia

  • Authors: Sullivan, Helen, Gracey, Michael, Hevron, Verna
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1987

A locally-relevant 'market basket' has been devised to help to assess the cost of usual food purchases for Aborigines who live in the Kimberley region. The range of foods in…

Physical size of 1887 Aboriginal schoolchildren in the Kimberley region

  • Authors: Hitchcock, Nancy E., Gracey, Michael, Mailer, Ross A., Spargo, Randolph M.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1987

This study has documented the weights and heights of 1887 Aboriginal schoolchildren from communities throughout the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The data have been analysed in relation to age…

Anaemia in Yirrkala

  • Authors: Watson, David S., Tozer, Ralph A.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1986

Yirrkala is an Aboriginal community in north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Residents aged five years and over participated in a survey to establish the prevalence and causes of…

New technologies in the Outback and their implications

  • Author: Michaels, Eric
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1985

The three-year research project into the implications of television and new electronic media's introduction to remote Aboriginal communities sponsored by the Australian institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS) is nearing completion.…

The Outback: Aboriginals, Aussat and satellite broadcasting

  • Author: Willmot, Eric
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1985

The AUSSAT domestic satellite system creates possibilities for introducing or improving radio, television and telecommunications services in remote areas. Conceptually this satellite system has the potential to meet all the…

The effects of low-fat diets rich in arachidonic acid on the composition of plasma fatty acids and bleeding time in Australian Aborigines

  • Authors: O'Dea, Kerin, Sinclair, Andrew J.
  • Published: 1985

In the present study we measured the bleeding times in fourteen Aborigines (10 diabetic, 4 non-diabetic) before and after 2 weeks on a diet of tropical seafood (rich in both…

Aboriginal Town Camping, Institutional Practices and Local Politics

  • Author: Sanders, W. G.
  • Publisher: Longman Cheshire
  • Published: 1984

Aboriginal Town Camping, Institutional Practices and Local Politics

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