Distinguished lecture: Native title—Implications for Australian senses of place and belonging

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Can native title, across remote, rural and urban settings, complement and overlap with current and future Australian senses of belonging? This is to explore a form of cultural coexistence that is potentially in tension with a sharp and mutually exclusive categorical distinction between those who embrace Indigenous identity and others. Can such cultural coexistence reinforce legal and economic achievements of land justice for the Indigenous minority yet also contribute to rich senses of place and belonging across the broader Australian society? While anthropology as a social science has a substantial and important practical research role in negotiations for, and outcomes of, particular native title claims, a further challenge is understanding the extent to which post-claim coexisting identities and interests might enrich Australia's trajectory in resolving legacies of colonialism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-30
Number of pages22
JournalAustralian Journal of Anthropology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


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