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The Resource Re-Imagining Australia : voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent, Deborah Ruiz Wall with Christine Choo

Re-Imagining Australia : voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent, Deborah Ruiz Wall with Christine Choo

Label
Re-Imagining Australia : voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent
Title
Re-Imagining Australia
Title remainder
voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Ruiz Wall with Christine Choo
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book calls for a re-imagining of Australia by revisiting the history of its relations with its Indigenous inhabitants and Asian neighbours in remote parts of Northern and Western Australia during pre-Federation times. We have compiled stories told by Australian Indigenous descendants of Filipino pearl divers in the nineteenth century that, several generations later, reveal the descendants' more nuanced and diverse approaches to identity taking. Their stories dating from a period of global migration and trade were underpinned by intersections of colonial cultural assertion, foreign missionary endeavours, and early infrastructure economic development before British Australia and Spanish Philippines became independent nations. Their forebears, then collectively called Manilamen during the pearling industry boom in the 1880s, faced challenges to obtaining equal rights with British subjects and securing stable employment and settlement so that some, even after living in the country for decades with their Indigenous families, were disenfranchised and treated as 'aliens'. Indigenous and Asian people experienced the effects of laws that reinforced hierarchies based on race. These laws were indicative of the state's effort to define and assert its sovereignty in times that marked Australia's emergence into nationhood, gradually incorporating people entering the country from diverse cultural backgrounds. The stories of Manilamen descendants demonstrate a more intimate connection between Indigenous Australians and Asians than is presently recognised. Three significant themes emerge from the stories recounted by the narrators: The impact of Australia’s policy on naturalisation; Filipinos’ contributions to social and economic community building; and ‘Belonging’ and identification as Australians with diverse ancestral heritage. Includes, some Manilamen Poems by Deborah Ruiz Wall
Cataloging source
BVISBN
Citation source
ABI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
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Ruiz Wall, Deborah
Dewey number
920.00929915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Choo, Christine
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  • Demin, Sally Bin
  • Castillon, Miguel
  • Cowley, Josie
  • David-Petero, Josephine
  • Foy, Elsta
  • Hampson, Mary-Rose
  • Jahan, James Frederic
  • Juda, Mary Bin
  • Majid, Lilian Elarde
  • Mau Power
  • Manolis, Mary
  • Masuda, Mary Evelyn
  • Ozies, Anthony
  • Puertollano, Kevin
  • Puertollano, Ellen
  • Sabatino, Camilla
  • Sabatino, Mario
  • Sabatino, Peter
  • Torres, Mitch
  • Turner, Regina
  • Ybasco, Magdalene
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Families
  • Filipino Australians
  • Filipino Australians
  • Filipinos
Target audience
general
Label
Re-Imagining Australia : voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent, Deborah Ruiz Wall with Christine Choo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes appendices: (pages 155-159)
Bibliography note
Bibliography: (pages 149-154)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058835164
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780992324155
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
black & white illustrations, graphs, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958864530
Label
Re-Imagining Australia : voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent, Deborah Ruiz Wall with Christine Choo
Publication
Note
Includes appendices: (pages 155-159)
Bibliography note
Bibliography: (pages 149-154)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058835164
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780992324155
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
black & white illustrations, graphs, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958864530

Library Locations

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