Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Paul Clements
Dr. Jim Butterfield
Dr. Sushi Datta-Sandhu
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The prospects for development within the Aboriginal society of Western Australia were the focus of this study. The Primary intent of the study was to examine the causes behind an apparent lack of development within Aboriginal society. Next, the study examined possible remedies for the situation.
The study determined that the lack of development in Aboriginal society can be attributed primarily to social dysfunction ( or social dislocation). Furthermore, social dislocation could be attributed to cultural deprivation or the inability to practice one's culture. It was proposed and established that cultural and political autonomy would provide an environment more suitable for Aboriginal development. Last, the study addressed the feasibility to proposals for autonomy and possible outcomes resulting from the enactment of such a proposal.
Eugster, Matthew B., "Aboriginal Autonomy: The Future of Indigenous Development in Western Australia" (1997). Master's Theses. 3824.