Aboriginal Australians : a history since 1788 / Richard Broome.

By: Broome, Richard, 1948-
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019Copyright date: �2019Edition: Fifth editionDescription: ix, 436 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cmContent type: cartographic image | text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760528218 (pbk.)Other title: Aboriginal Australians : a history since seventeen eighty-eightSubject(s): Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- Northern Territory | Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- History | Race discrimination -- Australia | Aboriginal Australians -- Colonization -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc -- History | 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 | Australia -- Colonization -- History | Australia -- Race relationsDDC classification: 305.89915 BRO LOC classification: GN666 | .B77 2019
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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.

First published in 1982.

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

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 -- Controlled by boards and caste barriers -- Fighting for civil rights -- Struggling for Indigenous rights -- Hoping for equality -- Under siege -- Crisis, intervention and apology -- Seeking a voice -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index.

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.

Previous edition 2010.

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