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National Aborigines Day, Friday, 11th July, 1958 : toward assimilation
Title : National Aborigines Day, Friday, 11th July, 1958 : toward assimilation National Aborigines Day, Friday, 11th July, 1958 : toward assimilation
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Date of creation : 1958
Format : Poster
Dimensions : 367 x 253 mm
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Description :

Poster publicising National Aborigines Day on Friday 11th July 1958. At the time the policy of 'assimilation' into white culture of Aboriginal people which this poster advocates was government policy. In 1996, Michael Dodson, described 'assimilation' as "Assimilation was then, just as it is now, about what whitefellas want. What they want first for themselves, and second, what they want for us."

The photo on the poster was taken at Warrabri Baptist Mission Station in the Northern Territory.
Related names :

Warrabri (N.T.)

Coverage year : 1958
Further reading :
Assimilation of our Aborigines : prepared under the authority of The Minister for Territories ... for use by the National Aborigines' Day Observance Committee and its associates in connection with the celebration of National Aborigines' Day in Australia, 11th July, 1958, Canberra : Govt. Printer, 1958
Internet links :
Dodson, Michael, Assimilation versus self-determination: No contest: Speech by Michael Dodson, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the H.C. (Nugget) Coombs Northern Australia Inaugural Lecture, Darwin, 5 September 1996
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