Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Journal

Australian Historical Studies

Volume

29

Issue

111

First Page

248

Last Page

266

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10314619808596072

Abstract

This paper considers arguments in favour of federal responsibility for indigenous affairs provided to the 1927-29 Royal Commission on the Constitution. Various humanitarian organisations, including women's groups, argued that the future of the Aborigines in Australia was a matter of national importance and was above state and federal politics. Constitutional acknowledgement of Aboriginal Australians as the original owners of the land would mark Australia's progress as a modern nation

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