Aborigines

Why Indigenous University Students Are Doing So Well

After the Second World War, Aboriginal men across Australia seized employment opportunities on the many new infrastructure projects in rural areas. As soon as they could, they brought their families with them. Life in shacks and sheds around country towns was harder than on the missions but at least their kids had access to better education. Within a few years, whole families moved into larger towns and then, from the late 1950s, to the cities. Standard secondary education became a possibility. By the 1970s, so did tertiary education. By 1980, there were around two or three hundred Aboriginal tertiary graduates…

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