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Aboriginal Australians : A History Since 1788 - Richard Broome

Aboriginal Australians

A History Since 1788

Paperback Published: 1st February 2010
ISBN: 9781742370514
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old

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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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"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 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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