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Modern Frontier: Aspects of the 1950s in Australia's Northern Territory

Wells, Julie T., Dewar, Mickey and Parry, Suzanne Ed. (2005). Modern Frontier: Aspects of the 1950s in Australia's Northern Territory. Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Title Modern Frontier: Aspects of the 1950s in Australia's Northern Territory
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 2005
ISBN 9780975761427   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Editor Wells, Julie T.
Dewar, Mickey
Parry, Suzanne
Total Pages 242
Language English
Field of Research 2103 - Historical Studies
Abstract 'Modern Frontier' is a study of Australia's Northern Territory in the 1950s using an interdisciplinary approach that takes in environmental, historical and cultural history. Through a series of chapters from a number of contributors, a decade in Australian history is revealed from a Territory perspective. The editors have brought together a diverse range of authors, experts in their fields, who provide a fascinating insight into aspects of Australian history and policy in the north. The decade that brought issues of assimilation and Aboriginal culture to the national stage, against a backdrop of the Cold War, had the Northern Territory as its theatre of representation. This book explores a period that saw a federal experiment to normalise the north, the black half of a White Australia, across a vast geographic region with diverse population; the results are often surprising and offer new insight into this period in Australian history. The editors are three historians with a wide experience of researching and writing Territory history. Modern Frontier provided them an exciting opportunity to work with a range of authors representing different disciplines and perspectives, on a subject where the issues still powerfully resonate today, more than half a century on. ["...A multitude of facets in Territory affairs a half-century ago. It's a new view... a rich, often provocative one." Professor Alan Powell, author of 'Far Country'.]
Keyword Politics & Society
Northern Australia
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