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Title: Negotiating place in colonial Darwin, Interactions between Aborigines and whites, 1869-1911
Author: Wells, Samantha
metadata.ebooks.dc.contributor.corpauthor: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
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Publication date: 2003
Notes: Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy University of Technology, Sydney. 2003
Description / Abstract: "This thesis draws on the documentary historical record to examine the interactions between the indigenous Larrakia people and the white settlers in the colonial township of Darwin between the years 1869 and 1911. The colonial recognition of the Larrakia as the traditional owners of lands in the Darwin region and the historical question of their land rights is discussed in some detail. The colonisation of the Darwin region had a considerable impact on the Larrakia people’s ability to live on their country as they had done prior to the invasion. This thesis seeks to understand the negotiations, compromises and decisions the Larrakia made to survive in their changing landscape. This thesis shows that while the Larrakia people were recognised as the prior occupants of Darwin and, as such, accorded a distinct status within the township in the whole period under study, the colonisers ultimately failed to give tangible expression to the Larrakia’s land rights." - Abstract
Physical Description: vi, 299 leaves ; 30 cm.
Series: Thesis (Ph. D.) - University of Technology, Sydney
Language: English
Subject: Race relations
Relationship to land
Government settlements, reserves
Native title
Subject Location: Darwin
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Copyright owner: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
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