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The fulcrum of Noonkanbah, David Ritter

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The fulcrum of Noonkanbah
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The fulcrum of Noonkanbah
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David Ritter
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Argues Noonkanbah more than a legal, cultural and political dispute over proposed oil exploration in an area of East Kimberley, that it was central point for matters of state and national significance, levered by broad social forces and political leaders such as Sir Charles Court; some facts on Noonkanbah; Court's personal involvement, views and actions; argues Western Australian government won the 'battle' but there were consequences for it in managing the 'peace'; dispute lead to increased radicalism of Aboriginal politics; lead to formation of powerful and effective Kimberley Land Council; discusses effects of events such as Noonkanbah dispute and subsequent mining in area as giving rise to Mabo litigation; Noonkanbah now subject to native title claim; concludes that Court won political victory but the win came at cost to social fabric and was injust so was a fulcrum for rise and success of socio-political forces that the antithesis to Court's; calls for fair and lasting native title settlements
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  • Court, Charles
  • Kimberley Land Council (W.A.)
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