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6. How were Aboriginal women’s lives impacted by colonisation?
Kay Saunders and Raymond Evans (eds), Gender Relations in Australia. Domination and Negotiation, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
Bain Attwood, “ …. In the name of all my coloured brethren and sisters”: a biography of Bessy Cameron’, Hecate, 12:1, 1986, 9-53.
Lyndall Ryan, ‘Aboriginal Women and Agency in the Process of Conquest: A Review of Some Recent Work’ Australian Feminist Studies, 1:2, 1986, 35-43.
Myrna Tomkinson, ‘Sisterhood or Aboriginal Servitude?Black Women and White Women on the Australian Frontier, Aboriginal History, 12:1, 1988, 27-39.
Diane Barwick, ‘ “And the lubras are ladies now” ‘, in Fay Gale ed., Woman’s Role In Aboriginal Society, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1978, 51-63.
Ann McGrath, ‘Birthplaces’, Patricia Grimshaw et al, Creating a Nation, 1788-1990, McPhee Gribble, 1994, 7-26.
Nancy Williams and Leslie Jolly, ‘From Time Immemorial? Gender Relations in Aboriginal Societies Before ‘White Contact’, Kay Saunders and Raymond Evans (eds), Gender Relations in Australia. Domination and Negotiation, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992, 9-19
Mary Anne Jebb and Anna Haebich, ‘Across the Great Divide. Gender Relations on Australian Frontiers’, Kay Saunders and Raymond Evans (eds), Gender Relations in Australia. Domination and Negotiation, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992, 20-41.
Jackie Huggins and Thom Blake, ‘Protection or Persecution? Gender Relations in the Era of Racial Segregation’, Kay Saunders and Raymond Evans (eds), Gender Relations in Australia. Domination and Negotiation, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992, 42-57.
Raymond Evans, ‘Don’t you Remember Black Alice, Same Holt?’, in Raymond Evans, Fighting Words. Writing About Race, University of Queensland Press, 1999, 201-214.
Su-Jane Hunt, Spinifex and Hessian: Women in North-West Australia, 1860-1900, University of Western Australia Press, 1986.
Annette Hamilton, ‘A Complex Strategical Situation: Gender and Power in Aboriginal Australia’, N Grieve and P Grimshaw (eds), Australian Women: Feminist Perspectives, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1981, 69-85
Patricia Grimshaw, Aboriginal Women: A Study of Culture Contact’, N Grieve and P Grimshaw (eds), Australian Women: Feminist Perspectives, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1981, 86-94.
Ann McGrath, “The White Man’s Looking Glass: Aboriginal-Colonial Gender Relations at Port Jackson”, Australian Historical Studies, 24:95, October, 1990, 189-206.
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