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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Impact of State Boundaries on Aboriginal Language Groups

A little while ago I put up a map showing the distribution of Aboriginal languages across NSW. A colleague, John Baker, kindly superimposed the NSW state boundaries on the map. The slight skew is due to the structure of the original map.

The reason I am posting it is that the map shows quite clearly the way in which state boundaries cut across different groups. This had significant effects on those involved because of differences in state and territory policies towards the Aborigines.     

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