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Looking for Blackfellas' Point : An Australian History of Place  - Mark Mckenna

Looking for Blackfellas' Point

An Australian History of Place

Paperback Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9780868406442
Number Of Pages: 384

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A history for every Australian who is interested in the story of settler-Australia’s relations with Indigenous people - what happened between us, how we learnt to forget and, finally, how we came to confront the truth about our past and build a movement for reconciliation.

About the Author

Mark McKenna is an Australian Research Council Fellow currently based in the History Department at the Australian National University in Canberra. His first book, The Captive Republic: A History of Republicanism in Australia 1788-1996 (CUP, 1996), was co-winner of the Australian Historical Studies Association's WK Hancock Prize in 1998. He is a frequent contributor to public debate in the press and on radio, and has written widely on Australian history.

His interests range across the politics of history in Australia, to the republic and constitutional reform, Australian federation and now, with Looking For Blackfellas' Point, indigenous history, regional history, and the politics of reconciliation.

Great book for local historians


Great book, well written and gives a wonderful insight into early and modern every day life. Extrmeley well researched.

Sydney NSW


Looking for Blackfella's Point

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Geographical terms
'Without treaty, bargain or apology'p. 28
'Quietly, and Aborigines submitted'p. 33
Did the NSW Government and the Colonial Office intend that the rights of Aboriginal people in south-eastern New South Wales be protected?p. 46
'What might have been'p. 49
'A cult of disremembering'?p. 62
'This wonderful invasion'p. 65
Emily's storyp. 79
Making settler historyp. 84
The architecture of gracep. 98
'Waiting for civilisation - longing for home'p. 100
Agent of civilisationp. 117
'This black mother earth': The journals of Oswald Brierlyp. 120
'Victims of singular neglect'p. 135
Waiting for Edenp. 138
New history, new politicsp. 156
'We are all one': Aboriginal people in Eden-Monaro, 1860-1960p. 162
'Friendly but firm discrimination': The fight for Aboriginal housing in Bega, 1960-1970p. 173
Raising a different flag: The struggle for Aboriginal rights in south-eastern New South Wales in the 1970sp. 191
'A very hurting thing': Apologising for historyp. 202
Conclusion: Looking for Blackfellas' Point IIIp. 218
Notesp. 231
Select bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780868406442
ISBN-10: 0868406449
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.82

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