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Convincing Ground : Learning to Love Your Country - Bruce Pascoe

Convincing Ground

Learning to Love Your Country

Paperback Published: 1st April 2007
ISBN: 9780855755492
Number Of Pages: 272

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Convincing Ground is a wide ranging, personal and powerful work which resonates with historical and contemporary Australian debates about identity, dispossession, memory and community. For Pascoe, the Australian character was not forged at Gallipoli, Eureka and the back of Bourke, but in the more satanic furnace of Murdering Flat, Convincing Ground and Werribee. He knows we can't reverse the past, but we can bring our soul in from the fog of delusion. He proposes a way forward, beyond shady intellectual argument and immature nationalism: strengths intact; weaknesses acknowledged and addressed.

About the Author

Bruce Pascoe is a widely published and award-winning writer, editor, and anthologist. He produced a dictionary of the Wathaurong language.

Industry Reviews

."..This beautifully written book, with its fierce determination to recognise and right the wrongs of history, is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand where Aboriginal people are coming from." --Paul Burns, "Reviews in Australian Studies", Vol 2, No 7, 2007

A must read for all students of history

5

Very thought provoking!

NSW Australia

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Compulsive Reading

5

Real Australian history, not the Empire-serving British fantasy. A must read for every real Australian.

Talbingo, AU

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The Hidden/Avoided Australian History

4

All Australians should be aware of the content of this book.

Talbingo, AU

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Convincing Ground

4.7 3

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Introduction
Franks is Dead
History, How it Starts
The Lakes
Lady Macbeth's Clean Hands
The Lie of the Land
The Psychology of the Frontier
Brave Explorers
Lake Corangamite
The Raised Sword
The Great Australian Forge
The Great Australian Face
Golden Boy
Dont Mention the War
The Language of War
The Language of Resistance
Native Born
True Hunter
Germaine to the Problem
The Whispering Land
Elbows on the Bar
Index
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ISBN: 9780855755492
ISBN-10: 0855755490
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2007
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.57

Bruce Pascoe

About the Author


Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Tasmanian and Yuin man born in Melbourne who grew up on a remote island in Bass Strait and had a joey and a dog as pets. Bruce is a prolific writer and has written more than 20 books, including short story collections Night Animals (1986) and Nightjar (2000); the novels Fox (1988), Ruby Eyed Coucal (1996), Ribcage (1999), Shark (1999), Earth (2001), Ocean (2002), and Bloke (2009); and historical works Cape Otway: Coast of Secrets (1997) and Convincing Ground (2007). His non-fiction book, Dark Emu (2014) continues to go into reprint and won the Book of the Year and Indigenous Writer’s Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

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