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Forgotten War - Henry Reynolds

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Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was one hundred years ago? Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry Reynolds seminal book The Other Side of the Frontier, which argued that the settlement of Australia had a high level of violence and conflict that we chose to ignore. That book prompted a flowering of research and fieldwork that Reynolds draws on here to give a thorough and systematic account of what caused the frontier wars between white colonists and Aborigines, how many people died and whether the colonists themselves saw frontier conflict as a form of warfare. It is particularly timely as we approach the centenary of WWI. This powerful book makes it clear that there can be no reconciliation without acknowledging the wars fought on our own soil.

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Henry Reynolds (born 1 March 1938) is an eminent Australian historian whose primary work has focused on the frontier conflict between European settlement of Australia and indigenous Australians.

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      This book changed my mind

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        My great grandfather was 'taken by the Aborigines and wondered over' in 1848, for a few hours, I believe. The story was always told as a gentle observation, as part of the story of early settlement in Victoria. My knowledge of current Aborigines is of gentle people. This book tells of deaths, deceptions and wonders why, for so long, the facts as shown here and in historical literature, of white settlement in Australia, have been addressed so differently to the settlement of New Zealand and USA. There is much more to this book!

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        tell me it aint so

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          Heart wrenching, riveting, a confronting history of Australia. I now know what my granny meant when she said (she would be 135 now) "yes we fought the blacks, we fought them alright". Well refenced.

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          GREAT READ !....HORRIBLE HISTORY

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            easy read, well written but a disturbingly frank account of early Australian history.

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            'A brilliant light shone into a dark forgetfulness: groundbreaking, authoritative, compelling.' - Kate Grenville

            ISBN: 9781742233925
            ISBN-10: 1742233929
            Audience: Tertiary; University or College
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 288
            Published: 1st July 2013
            Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 2.3
            Weight (kg): 0.34