Torres Strait Islanders

Clyde Gilmour - 00:39:11

Clyde Gilmour
Clyde Gilmour comments on Aboriginal education during the Bjelke-Petersen era. He discusses the difficulties introducing a common language for a reading scheme due to language differences.

Ruth Matchett - 00:29:11

Ruth Matchett
Ruth Matchett discusses land rights policy developments, and states that the legislation was compromised to appease pastoralists and miners. Despite good outcomes for people in the Torres Strait and the Cape especially the Wik people who also benefited from the Mabo decision (native title not related to land rights legislation), the concept of enabling Aboriginal people to claim and then be granted land from Aboriginal reserves and the Deed of Grant in Trust areas (DOGIT) resulted in only modest amounts of land eventually granted.
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