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Maningrida: A History of the Aboriginal Township in Arnhem Land

Helen Bond-Sharp, Author
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Book
Published
Howard Springs, N.T. : Helen Bond-Sharp, 2013.
Language
English
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9780646910598, 0646910590
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    a| 308 pages : b| illustrations, maps ; c| 23 cm.
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    a| Includes bibliographical references.
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    a| From the time of the Dreaming -- The first white men -- Cadell recommends a proper site -- Lindsay survives the stone country -- Searcy and the Makassans -- Patrol officers and a trading post -- Axel was Lamilami's man -- A new dream -- A settlement called Maningrida -- Leprosy and skinny kids -- Balanda and Aboriginal learn from each other -- Mick Ivory, Maningrida's first superintendent -- The stuff of life: communication and water -- A proper school -- Training income and a Uniting Church -- A grand plan for fisheries -- Progress -- Perennial problems -- A new law and order -- The outstation movement -- Labor delivers on self-determination -- The backlash to the outstation movement -- The Royal Commission drops a clanger -- The Prime Minister meeets other great men -- Council wins back its man -- The felling of forestry -- Humpies, huts and the Housing Association -- A bush education -- Kanbaya Barra-manga (They got crocodiles) -- Black hats and white hats -- Police business and petrol sniffing -- Mysteries and marvels of medicine -- Council leads the pack -- Pulling Council's teeth -- The outstation resource centre -- The first Territory election -- The second Territory election and the press weighs in -- Maningrida red alert -- The Minister sacks the Council -- Natural justice -- Temporary responsiblility -- The birth of Bawinanga.
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    a| This is not the story of a sleepy little hamlet in the wilderness of Arnhem Land. This is the story of an intriguing place and some remarkable people. Several themes run through the history including the control of land, the impact of grog, the importance of 'good people' and the value of positive partnerships between Aboriginal and Balanda. Above all there is the struggle by Aboriginal people to be the decision-makers, to determine their own future. The story of Maningrida began long before Arnhem Land emerged into national consciousness. It was once considered as the site for Australia's northern capital. Makassans, navigators, surveyors and patrol officers visited the area before government men sought to establish a settlement at Manayingkarrira in the land of the Kunibidji people. Maningrida was founded in 1957. It aimed to transition tribal Aboriginal people into mainstream Australian society. Health and education services faced special challenges. Attempts to establish industries other than Aboriginal art, all failed. Deep divisions developed in the community when Aboriginal people became part of the electoral landscape. Struggles peaked in the late 1970s when defenders of Aboriginal self-determination went head-to-head with the Commonwealth in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.
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