Definition of homeland centre in English:

homeland centre


  • A small decentralized Aboriginal community that has returned to its traditional country.

    ‘we packed people and food into my car and drove to a new homeland centre on the coast’
    • ‘He would fly to the homeland centre and talk with the head of the Inland Clan.’
    • ‘In the last two years, a homeland centre has been set up on the clan's own territory.’
    • ‘The problem was how to increase and improve the quality of support for Homeland Centre-based Yolngu teachers.’
    • ‘The children were from a homeland centre I had never visited.’
    • ‘Many of these are now homeland centre settlements.’
    • ‘In the Northern Territory, homeland centre schools are included in the Aboriginal enrolment figures.’
    • ‘There followed the establishment of Homeland Centre communities on traditional lands.’
    • ‘They alternated their residence between the central settlement and the homeland centre.’
    • ‘The challenge was providing education to isolated homeland centre groups.’
    • ‘The draft policy gives formal recognition to a particular form of organisation/administration, the extended school, comprising the base school on the settlement and the associated homeland centre schools.’