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The Other Side of the Frontier : Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia - Henry Reynolds

The Other Side of the Frontier

Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia

Paperback Published: 1st August 2006
ISBN: 9780868408927
Number Of Pages: 256

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The publication of this book in 1981 profoundly changed the way in which we understand the history of relations between indigenous Australians and European settlers. It has since become a classic of Australian history. Drawing from documentary and oral evidence, the book describes in meticulous and compelling detail the ways in which Aborigines responded to the arrival of Europeans. Henry Reynolds’ argument that the Aborigines resisted fiercely was highly original when it was first published and is no less challenging today.

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"'Reynolds has painted an exciting and compelling picture of resistance seen from the Aboriginal side... in most cases Aborigines fought heroically against overwhelming odds and superior weapons to resist usurpation of their lands, their rights and their livelihood.' - Age Monthly Review"

I had no idea


Gave me understanding on what Australian indigenous culture was like before European invasion. It was embarrassing and painful to read names of towns around Australia where many lives were lost. It begins from a European Australian point of view before slowly presenting the other side of this frontier. Peace between two sides happened when they understand each other; what they've lost in the struggle, as well as admitting fault and finding forgiveness. If all Australians read this book, maybe we'd be closer to having peace and a real Australia Day.

Townsville, Au


The Other Side of the Frontier

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Preface to the new edition; Introduction; Chapter 1 Explorers and Before; Chapter 2 Continuity and Change; Chapter 3 Resistance: Motives and Objectives; Chapter 4 Resistance: Tactics and Traditions; Chapter 5 The Politics of Contact; Chapter 6 The Pastoral Frontier; Chapter 7 Other Frontiers; Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

ISBN: 9780868408927
ISBN-10: 0868408921
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Type: New edition

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