Charles Duguid and Aboriginal Assimilation in Adelaide, 1950–1960: The Nebulous ‘Assimilation’ Goal

Rani Kerin*

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Taking Charles Rowley’s observations regarding Australia’s ‘nebulous “assimilation” goal’ as a starting point, this articles examines Charles Duguid’s views on the assimilation of Aborigines of mixed-descent in Adelaide during the 1950s and 1960s. By exploring what assimilation meant to some of the Aborigines Duguid was trying to help, particularly those from Colebrook Home, this article shows that the meaning(s) of assimilation cannot be taken for granted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85.1-85.17
JournalHistory Australia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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