To know where we are going, we must know where we have been.
This chapter outlines the history of Aboriginal peoples from European colonisation to the present day and discusses past policies and practices that continue to impact on their wellbeing. It provides an Aboriginal perspective on the history and policies that have been important in Australia. All social workers should be aware of these events to develop effective, responsive and useful practice.
This chapter does not detail every historical event that has impacted Aboriginal people. The intention is to provide a broad social work perspective about the history and policies that have impacted Aboriginal people and to highlight the important events and developments. This chapter focuses on Australian Aboriginal peoples.
|Title of host publication
|Our voices: Aboriginal social work
|Bindi Bennett, Sue Green
|Place of Publication
|Red Globe Press
|Published - 2019