Aboriginal migration to Sydney since World War II

George Morgan

Abstract

This article considers the experiences of Aboriginal people who moved to Sydney over the second half of the twentieth century, particularly those who moved into public housing in Western Sydney, and their strategies for maintaining communal bonds and cultural identities in response to pressures to assimilate. Urban relocation had gendered effects on Aboriginal families too. The design of urban spaces and residential architecture together with the moral regulation that many experienced, especially those who were suburban tenants of the New South Wales Housing Commission, worked against the fulfilment of obligations to country and family.

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