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Unsettling Australian stories : letters to ancestry from a great-great-grandson / by David Denborough
Bib ID 8552213
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Denborough, David, author
 
Description Adelaide, South Australia : Dulwich Centre Foundation, [2020] 
©2020 
223 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780648060017 (hardback)
Summary

"What do you do when you find your family tree has been re-planted in someone else’s yard? What do you do as a white Australian when you are invited by Aboriginal friends and colleagues to connect with and honour your ancestry? These questions become even more complicated when you know your family participated in colonial violence and dispossession. My great-great-grandfather was Samuel Griffith, one of the ‘founding fathers’ of Australian Federation. He was a Premier of Queensland, the first Chief Justice of Australia and intimately involved in drafting the Australian Constitution. Other ancestors of mine participated in the Frontier Wars in North Queensland to claim, ‘settle’ and defend their occupation of Aboriginal lands. This book is a series of letters written to my ancestry. It's been created through cross-cultural friendships and partnerships. It is an engagement with history that hopes to make possible more action in the present."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220)

Subjects Griffith, Samuel, Sir, 1845-1920.  |  Denborough, David.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Colonization -- Australia -- Queensland.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.  |  Australia -- Race relations -- History.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Dulwich Centre Foundation, issuing body

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