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"My country all gone the white men have stolen it" : the invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870 / Fred Cahir
Bib ID 8057349
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Cahir, Fred, 1963- author
 
Printer Ballarat, Australia : Revolution Print
Description Ballarat, VIC : Australian History Matters, 2019 
©2019 
iv, 348 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9780646801780 (paperback)
Summary

“The Wadawurrung are the Aboriginal people whose Country includes the cities now known as Ballarat and Geelong. Fred Cahir examines the contact history in the period 1800 – 1870 of the Wadawurrung and the ngamadjidj (generally translated as white stranger belonging to the sea). Divided into chronological and thematic sections, the book chronicles three waves of invasion: the early invasion period incorporating trespassers predominately from the sea, the sheepherders or squatters who followed in their wake and usurped the Wadawurrung of all their Country for sheep runs, and the third wave of invadors – the gold seekers. This historical study is transformative as it presents a compelling argument of how the Wadawurrung were active agents of change and sought cultural enrichment in the midst of the frontier war on the Country.”--Back cover.

Notes

"WARNING Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this book contains words and descriptions written by non-Indigenous people in the past that may be confronting and would be considered inappropriate today. It also contains graphic descriptions of historical events that may be disturbing to some readers.”--Page iv.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-347)

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- First contact with Europeans -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Colonization.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- 1851-1891.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Mines and mining.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Australasia.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Oceania.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- History.  |  Djabwurrung / Dyabwurung people (S26) (Vic SJ54-08)  |  Settlement and contacts - 19th Century  |  Australian
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