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Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970

by Anna Haebich

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‘Histories such as these will help us to keep in mind where we have come from and to delineate more clearly where we should be headed.’ — Katherine Ellinghaus, The Age.

‘Readers wanting to understand the discourses of assimilation, its policies and legacies in Australia should find this well-written and engaging book amply supplies their needs.’ — Peggy Brock, Public Affairs

‘This is a compelling and provocative work characterised by meticulous research and sophisticated analysis … There is a lot ot absorb in such an ambitious work, but close attention offers great rewards.’ — Gwenda Tavan, Australian Historical Studies

In Spinning the Dream, multi-award-winning historian Anna Haebich re-evaluates the experience of Assimilation in Australia, providing a meticulously researched and masterfully written assessment of its implications for Australia’s Indigenous and ethnic minorities and for immigration and refugee policy.

Categories
History, Current Affairs, Culture & Social History, Indigenous Writing
Publication Year
2008
Publisher
Fremantle Press
ISBN13
9781921361074
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B+ Format (205 x 138mm)
Pages
364
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