Pandora’s Box: The Council For Aboriginal Affairs 1967–1976


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Release date 2014-12-01
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781925003482
ISBN10 1925003485
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The Council for Aboriginal Affairs was established by Prime Minister Harold Holt in response to the overwhelming success of the 1967 referendum that had placed control of Aboriginal Affairs in the hands of the federal government. This is an insider’s account of the decade in which the Australian government, for the very first time, attempted to address the dire effects of the white colonisation of Australia on Aboriginal people. Pandora’s Box tells the battle by the Council (Dr H.C. ‘Nugget’ Coombs, anthropologist William Stanner and Barrie Dexter) to create a more just society – one in which all people could be proud.

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Barrie Dexter

Edwina Howell

Gary Foley


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