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Forgotten war / Henry Reynolds
Bib ID 6190466
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Reynolds, Henry, 1938-, author
 
Description Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2013 
©2013 
vii, 280 pages ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781742233925
Summary

Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was one hundred years ago? Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry Reynolds' seminal book The Other Side of the Frontier, which argued that the settlement of Australia had a high level of violence and conflict that we chose to ignore. That book prompted a flowering of research and fieldwork that Reynolds draws on here to give a thorough and systematic account of what caused the frontier wars between white colonists and Aborigines, how many people died and whether the colonists themselves saw frontier conflict as a form of warfare. It is particularly timely as we approach the centenary of WWI. This powerful book makes it clear that there can be no reconciliation without acknowledging the wars fought on our own soil.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-271) and index.

Awards Victorian Premier's Literary Award, Prize for Nonfiction, winner, 2014. 
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Wars.  |  Australians -- Wars.  |  Genocide -- Australia.  |  Politics and Government - National symbols and events - Apologies.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon people (G13) (Qld SF54-02)  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr people (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Law - Jurisprudence - Terra nullius.  |  Law enforcement - Police - Native police.  |  History - Battles - Pinjarra.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - 1901-  |  Politics and Government - Sovereignty.  |  Race relations - Violent - Genocide.  |  Garanguru people (L28) (SA SG54-09)  |  History - Battles - Battle Mountain.  |  Pinjarup people (W6) (WA SI50-02)  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Australia -- Colonization -- History.  |  Australia -- Race relations -- History.  |  Atherton Tableland (NE Qld SE55-05)  |  Palmer River (NE Qld SE54-04, SE55-01, SD55-13)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Cullin-La-Ringo (E Qld SF55-15)  |  Northeast Queensland (NE Qld SE55)  |  Hornet Bank (SW Qld SG55-08)  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Australian

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