The Resource Indigenous Australian-Indonesian intermarriage: : negotiating citizenship rights in 20th-century Australia, Julia Martinez

Indigenous Australian-Indonesian intermarriage: : negotiating citizenship rights in 20th-century Australia, Julia Martinez

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Indigenous Australian-Indonesian intermarriage: : negotiating citizenship rights in 20th-century Australia
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Indigenous Australian-Indonesian intermarriage:
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negotiating citizenship rights in 20th-century Australia
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Julia Martinez
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eng
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"This story of Indigenous Australian-Indonesian intermarriage is one that sheds light on the changes to citizenship entitlement in Australia and the struggles of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Asian peoples to lead their lives free from government intervention. Indonesian-Australian contacts remain relatively unknown in Australian history. Early Macassan relations with the peoples of Northern Australia, brought to light by Campbell Macknight, stands out in Australian history as a significant first contact with Asia. More recently Regina Ganter has continued the Macassan story into the twentieth century exploring encounters with northern communities across Australia. But the story of wartime disruption faced by the families of Indonesian men and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their long wait for citizenship rights has yet to be told. In Australia, the history of Indonesian migration has tended to be overshadowed by European preoccupations with the larger numbers of Chinese immigrants and, in the context of the pearl-shell industry, with the skill and status of Japanese divers. In the 1981 special edition of Aboriginal History, Athol Chase wrote of encounters with Asians in the Queensland pearl-shell industry describing the influence of Japanese language and culture. He mentioned the presence of ?Malays? on Thursday Island but gave little sense of the significance of their legacy for the Aboriginal peoples of northern Queensland. It would be almost 20 years before historians would begin to piece together these stories. My aim here is to focus on Indonesians in an effort to shed light on their experiences. This article builds on Regina Ganter?s discussion of Indonesian families from Badu and Thursday Islands in the Torres Strait." [Authors introduction]; includes effects on families who were evacuated from Thursday Island and moved to Cherbourg during World War II; White Australia policy; naturalisation of indentured workers in the Torres Strait
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Indigenous Australian-Indonesian intermarriage: : negotiating citizenship rights in 20th-century Australia, Julia Martinez
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Bibliography: p. 194-197
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Indigenous Australian-Indonesian intermarriage: : negotiating citizenship rights in 20th-century Australia, Julia Martinez
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 194-197

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