Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong

A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

  • Maggie Walter
  • Karen L. Martin
  • Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Maggie Walter, Karen L. Martin, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews
    Pages 1-13
  3. Maggie Walter, Mick Dodson, Sharon Barnes
    Pages 15-40
  4. Karen L. Martin, Maggie Walter
    Pages 41-60
  5. Terry Dunbar, Margaret Scrimgeour
    Pages 61-78
  6. Terry Dunbar, Margaret Scrimgeour
    Pages 101-121
  7. Maggie Walter
    Pages 123-152
  8. Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Alison Whittaker, Elena Cooper, Roberto H. Parada, Nida Denson, Peter Bansel
    Pages 153-178
  9. Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Ruth Lovelock, Yin Paradies, Nida Denson, Corrinne Franklin, Naomi Priest
    Pages 179-208
  10. Raymond Lovett, Katherine A. Thurber
    Pages 209-231
  11. Michelle Trudgett, Susan Page, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Corrinne Franklin, Alison Whittaker
    Pages 233-258
  12. Ian Anderson, Jasmine G. Lyons, Joanne N. Luke, Hannah S. Reich
    Pages 259-285
  13. Wendy Aitken, Christopher Wareham
    Pages 309-327
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 329-335

About this book


This edited collection by leading Australian Aboriginal scholars uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) to explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are growing up in contemporary Australia. The authors provide an overview of the study, including the Indigenous methodological and ethical framework which guides the analysis. They also address the resulting policy ramifications, alongside the cultural, social, educational and family dynamics of Indigenous children’s lives.

Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of sociology, social work, anthropology and childhood and youth studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maggie Walter
    • 1
  • Karen L. Martin
    • 2
  • Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaSandy BayAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia
  3. 3.University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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