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Aboriginal Australians : a history since 1788 / Richard Broome
Bib ID 8126974
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Broome, Richard, 1948- author
Edition Fifth edition. 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019 
ix, 436 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760528218 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 1760528218

“In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying over two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survived through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern Australia. Broome’s Aboriginal Australians has long been regarded as the most authoritative account of black-white relations in Australia. The fifth edition continues the story, covering the impact of the Northern Territory Intervention, the mining boom in remote Australia, the Uluru Statement, the resurgence of interest in tradition Aboriginal knowledge and culture, and the new generations of Aboriginal leaders.”--Back cover.

Full contents
  • Preface
  • Prologue: Endings and beginnings
  • Reflections on a great tradition
  • Eora confront the British
  • Resisting the invaders
  • Cultural resistance amid destruction
  • Radical hope quashed
  • The Age of race and northern frontiers
  • Working with cattle
  • Mixed missionary blessings

“Note of warning. This book, which is a history, contains many references to deceased Aboriginal people, their words, names and sometimes their photographs. Their words used here are already in the public domain and permission has been sought to use photographs. Many Aboriginal people follow the custom of not using the names of these deceased. Individuals and communities should be warned that they may read or see things in this book that could cause distress. They should therefore exercise caution when using this book.”--Page [x]

Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-424) and index.

Reproduction Previous edition: 2010. 
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Colonization -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- History.  |  Race discrimination -- Australia.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Beef cattle.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Civil rights.  |  Race relations - Racism.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Aboriginal Australians.  |  Colonisation.  |  History.  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Australia -- Colonization -- History.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
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