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    DescriptionWinner of the 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for non-fiction! 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. View the table of contents here.


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    Title
    Forgotten War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Reynolds
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742233925
    ISBN 10: 1742233929
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: 994
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9, HBJM, HBTQ
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    LC classification: DU
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    Abridged Dewey: 990
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    BISAC region code: 6.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 994.02
    Ingram Theme: INDS/AUSSTD
    Thema V1.0: JBSL11, NHM, NHTQ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    UNSW Press
    Imprint name
    UNSW Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Henry Reynolds is one of Australia's best-known historians. He grew up in Hobart and was educated at Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania. In 1965 he accepted a lectureship at James Cook University in Townsville, which sparked an interest in the history of relations between settlers and Aborigines. His pioneering scholarly work, in particular The Other Side of the Frontier (1981), was critical in changing understandings of the Australian frontier. With The Law of the Land (1987), this prolific historian increasingly engaged with contemporary legal and political issues. In morally charged works such as This Whispering in our Hearts (1998) and Why Weren't We Told (1999), he gave the cause of Reconciliation a historical underpinning. In 2000 he took up a professorial fellowship at the University of Tasmania. Since then he has written Drawing the Global Colour Line with Marilyn Lake and co-authored What's Wrong With Anzac?
    Review quote
    'A brilliant light shone into a dark forgetfulness: groundbreaking, authoritative, compelling.' - Kate Grenville