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Belonging: Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership
by Peter Read
This extraordinary book explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land. Peter Read asks the pivotal questions: What is the meaning of places important to non-Aboriginal Australians from which the Indigenous people have already been dispossessed? How are contemporary Australians thinking through the problem of ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published February 28th 2007 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 2000)
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One of the really big political challenges in former colonies of settlement and in the formulation and development of postcolonial politics is how to deal with the descendants of settlers who feel a sense of indigeneity, but do not see themselves as of the colonised indigenous peoples. This takes on a real and specific challenge in the settlement of land claims, and restitution/atonement for unjust alienation of indigenous lands. We had instances of this in the late 1990s in New Zealand when ...more