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Identifying Aboriginal 'contact period' sites around Darwin: long past due for native title?

Bourke, Patricia Mary (2005). Identifying Aboriginal 'contact period' sites around Darwin: long past due for native title?. Australian Aboriginal Studies,1:54-65.

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Title Identifying Aboriginal 'contact period' sites around Darwin: long past due for native title?
Author Bourke, Patricia Mary
Journal Name Australian Aboriginal Studies
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 1
ISSN 0729-4352   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 54
End Page 65
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Stimulated by questions arising from my own experience as an expert witness in the Larrakia native title process, I report here on preliminary investigations aimed at identifying Aboriginal ‘contact period’ sites around Darwin, Northern Territory. The initial findings, of uniquely Aboriginal urban places, representing historic Aboriginal activity on top of older pre-contact sites, provide evidence of continuity and change in Aboriginal settlement and subsistence behaviours on the fringes of Darwin. This paper suggests that systematic research and production of a baseline database of urban ‘contact period’ sites, to potentially provide important historical evidence on the activities of urban-based Aboriginal people, relevant for native title, is long overdue.
 
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