Future of Australian Aborigines


    FOR some time past certain sections of the public in Australia have been much exercised by the present conditions and the future of the aborigines. The question was brought into special prominence some five or six years ago by Dr. Basedow, the anthropologist, on his return from one of his expeditions to Central Australia. As a result of his observation of conditions among the aborigines on that occasion, he organised a number of public meetings in Adelaide and elsewhere and aroused a public feeling sufficiently strong to secure the setting aside by the South Australian and Western Australian Governments of a reservation for the aborigines of 62,000 square miles lying across the boundary of the two territories.

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    Future of Australian Aborigines. Nature 126, 391–392 (1930). https://doi.org/10.1038/126391a0

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