Seasonal work and aboriginal employment in two rural areas of New South Wales, 1921–78
This paper has several areas of focus. It chronicles the history of Aboriginal employment in Australia in two contrasting areas; it identifies the characteristics of that employment and traces the nature of its change over time; it outlines the attitude of Aborigines towards their work, and the impact of that work on Aboriginal society; it also considers the attitudes of white Australians towards Aborigines and their employment. Finally, it draws some conclusions concerning the responses of the Aborigines to pressures put on them by the economy and society of the white man.
Castle, R. & Hagan, J. (1983). Seasonal work and aboriginal employment in two rural areas of New South Wales, 1921–78. Immigrants and Minorities, 2 (2), 117-134.