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Aboriginal Australians : A History Since 1788 - Richard Broome

Aboriginal Australians

A History Since 1788


Published: 1st February 2010
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A powerful history of black and white encounters in Australia since colonization, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788 In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology, and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern. Since its first edition in 1982, Broome's Aboriginal Australians has won acclaim as a classic account of race relations in Australia. This fully rewritten fourth edition continues the story, covering the uneven implementation of native title, the plight of remote Aboriginal communities, the "Intervention," and the landmark apology to the "stolen generations" by Federal Parliament.

About the Author

Richard Broome is Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University. One of Australia's most respected scholars of Aboriginal history, he is also author of the prize-winning Aboriginal Victorians.


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A broad overview of Australia's lesser taught history


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    Purchased as reference material for university course work however Broome's depiction and logical flow had me re-reading many a times. Truly an informative book, and a great place to begin to gain a greater understanding of Australia's true history!

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    "Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style . . . an important work of great scholarship, passion and imagination." Professor Lynette Russell, Center for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University"

    Prefacep. v
    Prologue: Endings and beginningsp. 1
    Reflections on a Great Traditionp. 5
    The Eora confront the Britishp. 15
    Resisting the invadersp. 36
    Cultural resistance amid destructionp. 57
    Radical hope quashedp. 81
    The age of race and northern frontiersp. 100
    Working with cattlep. 122
    Mixed missionary blessingsp. 149
    Controlled by boards and caste barriersp. 172
    Fighting for civil rightsp. 195
    Struggling for Indigenous rightsp. 227
    Hoping for equalityp. 255
    Under siegep. 283
    Crisis, intervention and apologyp. 320
    Notesp. 351
    Select bibliographyp. 385
    Indexp. 390
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    ISBN: 9781742370514
    ISBN-10: 1742370519
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
    For Grades: 7 - 10
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 408
    Published: 1st February 2010
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.72
    Edition Number: 4
    Edition Type: Revised