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Out of sight, out of mind' : A comparative study of race and labour in the Mackay district, 1930s-1940's

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Wayne Ah-WongWayne Ah-Wong, Denis CryleDenis Cryle
This chapter endeavours to identify and discuss the labour and economic conditions of three groups, Aboriginal, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people within the Mackay region. The time period for this analysis is from 1930 to the 1940s. The research will analyse the origins of differences where they exist as well as documenting similarities between the three groups. To achieve this task the investigator first gleaned informants' perceptions of labour and economic conditions from representatives of the three groups in the Mackay region for this period. For this task, the investigator engaged three older participants, living in Mackay, one from each of the groups mentioned above. Their oral histories are contextualised, where possible, with relevant academic accounts, and government publications to clarify the broad contexts, economic and industrial, in which these groups worked and interacted.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Knight BA; Walker-Gibbs B; Delamoir J

Parent Title

Research into 21st century communities

Start Page

15

End Page

31

Number of Pages

17

ISBN-13

9781921214240

Publisher

Post Pressed

Place of Publication

Teneriffe, Qld

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

18

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