Frances Morphy

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Journal article

1 Jan 2013

In this article, we set up a dialogue between two theoretical frameworks for understanding the developing relationships between indigenous Australians and the encapsulating Australian society. We argue that the concept of "the intercultural" de-emphasizes the agency of Aboriginal people and the durability of their social...


12 Aug 2010

This paper reports on a survey of the Aboriginal population of the Fitzroy Valley in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, funded by the Fitzroy Futures Forum. The survey was designed to collect two different kinds of data. One aim was to carry out a...

Journal article

8 Jun 2009

This paper contrasts settler Australian and Yolngu ways of conceptualising and giving meaning to the bodies of salt water that settler Australians call 'seas' and 'oceans'.

Under the Aboriginal Lands Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (ALRA) Aboriginal freehold land has always extended...


27 Oct 2008

The permit system was the mechanism by which the traditional owners of freehold land held in fee simple under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 controlled access to their land and to their communities—that is until the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) removed...


9 Nov 2007

Native title has had a profound social impact in Australia. Its effects have been felt from the local level through to the national level ever since the success of the Mabo No.2 case in the Federal Court. But despite the involvement of large numbers of...

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