Australian Aboriginal women: experiences of living in, outside and around the margins

Bronwyn Lea Fredericks

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Aboriginal women are said to be within the margin or marginal as the dominant view is centred . Often in some of the discourses, we are an appendage to the main body of work, like an afterthought that is not separated, but lost within the text of the dominant voice. For example Hage (1998), in reflecting on his own book, states I have become very aware, only belatedly, that this book fails to incorporate the problematic representation of Aboringinality within white fantasies (p. 24). This paper will present some of the issues of marginality as it relates to Aboriginal women in Australia. Verbal narratives from interviews undertaken with Aboriginal women in Rockhampton will additionally be incorporated and offer the experience of their lived realities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation, Employment and Everything: the triple layers of a woman's life. Refereed proceedings of the International Women's Conference held Toowoomba, Australia, 26-29 September 2007
EditorsMajella J Albion, Pauline Collins
Place of PublicationToowoomba, QLD
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland Women's Network Inc
Pages70 - 74
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781921420009
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Women's Conference - University of Southern Queensland Australia, Toowoomba, QLD
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


ConferenceInternational Women's Conference
CityToowoomba, QLD
Period1/01/07 → …

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