Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788

Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788


By (author) Richard Broome

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 33mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: St Leonards NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1742370519
  • ISBN 13: 9781742370514
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 76,704

Product description

A powerful history of black-white encounters in Australia since colonisation, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788.

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Author information

Richard Broome is Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University. One of Australia's most respected scholars of Aboriginal history, he is also author of the prize-winning Aboriginal Victorians.

Review quote

"Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style . . . an important work of great scholarship, passion and imagination." --Professor Lynette Russell, Center for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University

Table of contents

Preface..Prologue: Endings and beginnings..1 Reflections on a Great Tradition..2 The Eora confront the British..3 Resisting the invaders..4 Cultural resistance amid destruction..5 Radical hope quashed..6 The age of race and northern frontiers..7 Working with cattle..8 Mixed missionary blessings..9 Controlled by boards and caste barriers..10 Fighting for civil rights..11 Struggling for Indigenous rights..12 Hoping for equality..13 Under siege..14 Crisis, intervention and apology..Notes..Select bibliography..Index