History of business in Arnhem Land
This podcast explores the economic history of Yolngu in Arnhem Land. From international trade with the Macassans over 500 years ago to when the trade stopped in 1906. It looks at the mission era when many Yolngu became economic refugees and the role that missions had at that time. Learn when communities were largely run by Yolngu, who were involved in everything from building to engineering to book-keeping. It explains how in the 1970’s the idea of Aboriginal ‘self-determination’ turned out to be something else, ending in a nightmare of the welfare mentality.

 

 

There are 4 stories in this podcast. Please see time stamps below-

  • Yolngu 400 year trading history with the Macassans.    0:00
  • Missions produced and protected.    12:24
  • Many different industries on Mission.    25:43
  • Changes in the 70s Self-management.    38:59
  • Yolngu good tradesmen. New World Order Gov dependency.    51:56
  • Welfare is a poison many are stuck on.    1:05:09

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