Book Review of "Throwing off the cloak: reclaiming self-reliance in Torres Strait" by Elizabeth Osborne, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra
McGregor, Russell (2011) Book Review of "Throwing off the cloak: reclaiming self-reliance in Torres Strait" by Elizabeth Osborne, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57 (1). pp. 141-142.
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Despite the prominence of one Torres Strait Islander name - Mabo – in contemporary Australian political discourse, the history of the Islanders as a distinct indigenous group remains little known outside a close circle of specialists. This book seeks to redress that neglect, showing how Torres Strait Islanders have long been involved in a struggle for recognition and autonomy in ways akin to, yet different from, those pursued by the Aboriginal peoples of the mainland.
|Item Type:||Article (Book Review)|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2011 06:20|
|FoR Codes:||21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%|
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