New South Wales

Aug 19, 2009

Why don’t we hear these stories about Aboriginal Australia?

You might not guess it from the photos in the newspapers, but the largest concentration of Aboriginal people in Australia lives in western Sydney, writes anthropologist Professor Gillian Cowlishaw.

A side effect of the NT Intervention has been an intense focus, by the media and by governments, on the disadvantage of Aboriginal people living in the NT, especially in remote communities.

We hear far less and know far less about the lives of the majority of the Aboriginal people — those living in cities.

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