+612 9045 4394
 
Indigenous Australia For Dummies : For Dummies Ser. - Larissa Behrendt

Indigenous Australia For Dummies

For Dummies Ser.

Paperback

Published: 5th April 2012
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days
RRP $39.95
$33.35
17%
OFF

A comprehensive, relevant, and accessible look at all aspects of Indigenous Australian history and culture

What is The Dreaming? How many different Indigenous tribes and languages once existed in Australia? What is the purpose of a corroboree? What effect do the events of the past have on Indigenous peoples today? Indigenous Australia For Dummies answers these questions and countless others about the oldest race on Earth. It explores Indigenous life in Australia before 1770, the impact of white settlement, the ongoing struggle by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to secure their human rights and equal treatment under the law, and much more.

Celebrating the contributions of Indigenous people to contemporary Australian culture, the book explores Indigenous art, music, dance, literature, film, sport, and spirituality. It discusses the concept of modern Indigenous identity and examines the ongoing challenges facing Indigenous communities today, from health and housing to employment and education, land rights, and self-determination.

  • Explores significant political moments—such as Paul Keating's Redfern Speech and Kevin Rudd's apology, and more
  • Profiles celebrated people and organisations in a variety of fields, from Cathy Freeman to Albert Namatjira to the Bangarra Dance Theatre and the National Aboriginal Radio Service
  • Challenges common stereotypes about Indigenous people and discusses current debates, such as a land rights and inequalities in health and education
This book will enlighten readers of all backgrounds about the history, struggles and triumphs of the diverse, proud, and fascinating peoples that make up Australia's Indigenous communities. With a foreword by former PM Malcolm Fraser, Indigenous Australia For Dummies is a must-read account of Australia's first people.

'Indigenous Australia For Dummies is an important contribution to the broad debate and to a better understanding of our past history. Hopefully it will influence future events.'—Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

About the Author

Professor Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai and Kamillaroi woman. She is Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the author of several novels and books about Indigenous issues. She was named as 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year and 2011 New South Wales Australian of the Year.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Indigenous Australia For Dummies
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Relevant (3)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 3 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-3

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      Children have the right to their history & heritage.

      By Robyn

      from Bacchus Marsh AU

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about Indigenous Australia For Dummies:

        ExPat Grandchildren - have the right to the heritage of the country of their parents' birth. Grandparents have an obligation to safeguard this heritage. Indigenous Australia compliments the intelligence of the child, is served in snack size portions, delicious to savour and fun to share!
        A veritable feast to nurture the mind, encourage divergent thinking and inspire creativity. The original inhabitants responded to their environment in these ways …...

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        A good reference tool

        By Oz Shaz

        from Innisfail AU

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Reference

          Comments about Indigenous Australia For Dummies:

          Sent soon as the book was available in stock.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent

          By Evie

          from Sydney

          About Me Casual Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Inspirational
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Reference

            Comments about Indigenous Australia For Dummies:

            Brilliant!

            Comment on this review

            Displaying reviews 1-3

            Back to top

            Foreword xvii

            Introduction 1

            Part I: An Ancient People: Then and Now 5

            Chapter 1: Understanding Indigenous Australia 7

            Chapter 2: Rich Past, Strong Traditions 17

            Chapter 3: A Land of Cultural Diversity 35

            Chapter 4: Traditional Cultural Values and Practices 51

            Part II: Invasion 69

            Chapter 5: First Contacts 71

            Chapter 6: The Brits' First Colony: 1788 79

            Chapter 7: Pushing the Boundaries of the Colony 91

            Chapter 8: Land, Livestock and Loss 113

            Chapter 9: Taking the Children 127

            Part III: Indigenous Activism 145

            Chapter 10: Citizenship Rights 147

            Chapter 11: The 1967 Referendum 169

            Chapter 12: Land Rights 183

            Chapter 13: The Era of Reconciliation 203

            Chapter 14: Practical Reconciliation 223

            Chapter 15: The Apology and Beyond 241

            Part IV: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures 253

            Chapter 16: More than Rocks and Dots: Indigenous Art 255

            Chapter 17: Singing and Dancing 277

            Chapter 18: Indigenous Literature: We've Always Been Storytellers 293

            Chapter 19: Performance Storytelling: Film, Theatre, Television and Radio 305

            Chapter 20: Indigenous People and Sport 331

            Part V: Dealing with Current Issues 355

            Chapter 21: Social Issues: Health, Housing, Education and Employment 357

            Chapter 22: Legal and Governance Issues 377

            Part VI: The Part of Tens 395

            Chapter 23: Ten Important Indigenous Cultural Sites 397

            Chapter 24: Ten Indigenous Firsts 401

            Chapter 25: Ten Myths about Indigenous People 407

            Chapter 26: Ten Key Legal Decisions 413

            Glossary 419

            Index 421

            ISBN: 9781742169637
            ISBN-10: 1742169635
            Series: For Dummies Ser.
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 448
            Published: 5th April 2012
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.8  x 3.0
            Edition Number: 1