Caring for country in NSW: connection, identity, belonging

Julie Lynn Collins

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    Award date01 Oct 2006
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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