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For Their Own Good: Aborigines and government in the south west of Western Australia 1900-1940

For Their Own Good: Aborigines and Government in the South West of Western Australia 1900–1940 is a history of Aboriginal people in the south west of Western Australia covering a time when they experienced profound changes in their way of life and status in the community.

Their independent life in the bush, on stations and on their small farms was progressively eroded by discriminatory laws, bureaucratic interference and overt racism. The Aborigines' dignity and strength as they battled to maintain their independence and pride offer lessons for all people.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: UWA Publishing ; for the Charles and Joy Staples South West Region Publications Fund
Place of Publication: Nedlands, WA
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 1875560149
Publication Year: 1992
Subject Covered: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies