Aboriginal Australians: Black Responses to White Dominance, 1788-2001

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Allen & Unwin, 2002 - History - 330 pages
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"Since its first appearance in 1982 and revision in 1994, Richard Broome's Aboriginal Australians has won a wide readership as a classic text on the history of race relations in Australia. Now fully updated to 2001, this new edition explains the land rights struggle since Mabo, the Hindmarsh Island affair, debates over the 'stolen generation', 'sorry' and reconciliation, and the recent experience of Aboriginal Australia. Aboriginal Australians remains the only concise and up-to-date survey of Aboriginal history since 1788."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Now in its fourth edition, fully revised and updated, this book by La Trobe academic Richard Broome is a masterpiece. The story it tells is a sorry one of near-genocide - though that is of course one ... Read full review

Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
8
1 Traditional Life
13
2 The Gamaraigal Confront the British
26
3 Resisting the Invaders
40
4 Cultural Resistance Amidst Destruction
56
5 Stifling Aboriginal Initiative
73
6 Racism Enshrined
91
7 Mixed Missionary Blessings
105
11 Towards SelfDetermination
188
12 Ambivalent Times
206
13 Aborigines Under Siege
244
Appendix 1
288
Appendix 2
290
Appendix 3
292
Notes
293
Select Bibliography
315

8 Aborigines in the Cattle Industry
124
9 Aborigines and the Caste Barrier
147
10 Breaking Down the Barriers
164
Index
322
Back cover
331
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Richard Broome teaches history at La Trobe University where he specialises in nineteenth and twentieth century Australian history at first year and specialist units in Australian and Aboriginal history at second and third year levels. He has authored five books and many articles on Australian history and researched local, sports, immigrant and popular culture history. His current research is on a history of Aboriginal people in Victoria, for which he won a three-year ARC grant to commence in 2001. His interests include his family, backyard pioneering, running and golf.

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