This thesis deepens understanding of indigenous forms of 'caring for country' in NSW, describing the cultural practices that manifest Aboriginal attachment to land A deepened understanding has implications for social justice and the empowerment of Indigenous Australians, working against stereotypes of Aboriginal people in the south-east as being 'non-traditional' and having lost their cultural connections to land. It facilitates a clearer and more comprehensive recognition of Indigenous rights, enhances opportunities for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, and acknowledges cultural survival against tremendous odds.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||01 Oct 2006|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|