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Aboriginal Labour and the Cattle Industry : Queensland from White Settlement to the Present - Dawn May

Aboriginal Labour and the Cattle Industry

Queensland from White Settlement to the Present

By: Dawn May

Paperback Published: 26th December 1994
ISBN: 9780521469159
Number Of Pages: 256

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Cattle has been big business in Australia for well over a century and earns substantial export dollars. Yet the contribution that Aboriginal people have made to this key sector of the Australian economy has not been widely recognised. This book uncovers the central role of Aboriginal labour in the Queensland cattle industry. It looks at a broad period, from Aboriginal land use at the time of first contact, resistance to white settlers and rapid absorption of Aboriginal people into the pastoral economy. The book also considers the impact of the introduction of equal pay rates in the 1970s and land management in the 1990s. Dawn May shows that the use of Aboriginal labour was a complex process involving a high degree of state intervention. Her book is an important economic and social history of the cattle industry in Queensland, but the pressing issue of native title makes the book highly relevant throughout post-Mabo Australia.

Aboriginal land use at the time of contact
The arrival of white people
The entry of Aboriginal workers into the cattle industry
1897 and its aftermath
Opponents of the Act
Continuity and change
The 1919 Employment Regulation
Increasing government involvement
World War II and beyond
Equal pay
Contemporary land management
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ISBN: 9780521469159
ISBN-10: 0521469155
Series: Studies in Australian History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.38