Throwing Off The Cloak. Reclaiming Self-Reliance In Torres Strait

Osborne Elizabeth

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher Place: Canberra
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition

Description: 188 pages. Ex-Library. (only one small stamp on inside page). Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Osborne focuses on the Torres Strait Islander peoples evolving struggles for recognition of their unique Indigenous island identities. She foregrounds the voices of the Torres Strait Islanders themselves as views were rarely sought nor recorded from the arrival of outside intervention in the 1840s up to the 1970s. Osborne records the peoples collective passive resistance as well as the successful Border No Change protest. In more recent years the Islanders have refined their skills in dealing with political leaders and have used the media to reach a wider audience. The local newspaper and radio station are now platforms for lively discussion. As governmental policies became less dismissive of Indigenous aspirations and concern for Indigenous welfare increased, Osborne explores the debates centring on the Islanders struggle to recover their rights to their land, sea, fish resources, and decision making for their own wellbeing.

ISBN: 9780855756628


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