Fate of a Free People

Fate of a Free People

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Fate of a Free People is a critically acclaimed and ground-breaking reassessment in which Reynolds challenges long-accepted views of the Aborigines as a passive people rescued' by George Augustus Robinson and then reduced to the status of prisoners on Flinders Island. Reynolds' research, instead, reveals the Aborigines to have defended their homelands with skilful bush craft and sophisticated guerrilla tactics. He argues their subsequent exile' to Flinders Island was not due to defeat but, in fact, part of a negotiated treaty which the colonial government failed to honour. Fate of a Free People reveals a radical theory of black/white power relations and dispels long-held myths about the nature and fate of Tasmania's Indigenous people.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0143002376
  • 9780143002376

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