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What were houses like for Indigenous people living in rural Western Australia in the 1960s, Redfern and Launceston in the 1970s, in Central Australia in the 1980s, in outback New South Wales in the 1990s? This timely book encompasses the whole history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing -- from the multiplicity of shelters used in pre-invasion times to. the extraordinary cottages built by Victorian missionaries, through the dreaded children's dormitory to the compound and its terrors of disease and overcrowding. Modern themes are also explored -- gendered housing, family-friendly prisons, self-built houses, government programs, and advanced. designs for health and durability.Several bedrooms were also used for clothes storage (both in free-standing wardrobes and on the floor), playing computer games, watching TV or videos and occasionally for doing school homework. The other spaces in the houses could alsoanbsp;...

Author: Peter Read
Publisher:Aboriginal Studies Press - 2000-01-01

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