For my university degree
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.
For my university degree
A comprehensive and fascinating book.
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!
"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"
|Prologue: Endings and beginnings||p. 1|
|Reflections on a Great Tradition||p. 5|
|The Eora confront the British||p. 15|
|Resisting the invaders||p. 36|
|Cultural resistance amid destruction||p. 57|
|Radical hope quashed||p. 81|
|The age of race and northern frontiers||p. 100|
|Working with cattle||p. 122|
|Mixed missionary blessings||p. 149|
|Controlled by boards and caste barriers||p. 172|
|Fighting for civil rights||p. 195|
|Struggling for Indigenous rights||p. 227|
|Hoping for equality||p. 255|
|Under siege||p. 283|
|Crisis, intervention and apology||p. 320|
|Select bibliography||p. 385|
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For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
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): 0.75
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised