Autonomous Aboriginal communities in Australia : besieged by scandal and corruption, how can they move forward?

@article{Wimmer2009AutonomousAC,
  title={Autonomous Aboriginal communities in Australia : besieged by scandal and corruption, how can they move forward?},
  author={A. Wimmer},
  journal={Acta Neophilologica},
  year={2009},
  volume={42},
  pages={111-122}
}
  • A. Wimmer
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Acta Neophilologica
Discourses of Australian Aboriginal culture have all too often relied on the "noble savage" trope, in Australia as in Europe. There were practical outcomesof such views, most notably the creation of over a hundred self-governed indigenous communities in the 1980s, most of them in the Northern territories. The architect of the plan was Nuggett Coombs, a top Canberra administrator and advisor to Whitlam and Hawke. His idea was to allow Aborigines a "pre-contact" lifestyle and to shield them from… Expand
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