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Read, Peter 1945-

Works: 338 works in 449 publications in 1 language and 4,411 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Treaties  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN665, 305.824
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Publications about Peter Read
Publications by Peter Read
Most widely held works by Peter Read
Belonging : Australians, place and aboriginal ownership by Peter Read( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
"This book explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land. Always acting as a counterpoint is the prior occupation and ownership by Aboriginal people and their spiritual attachment. Peter Read, through the voices of so many different Australians, asks the pivotal questions: What is the meaning of places important to non-Aboriginal Australians from which the Indigenous people have already been dispossessed? How are contemporary Australians thinking through the problem of knowing that their places of attachment are also the places which Aboriginals loved - and lost? And are the sites of all our deep affections to be contested, articulated, shared, forgone or possessed absolutely? The book cleverly interweaves Read's analysis (and personal quest for belonging) with the voices of poets, musicians, artists, historians, young people, non-European Australians, farmers and seventh-generation Australians."--Jacket
Returning to nothing : the meaning of lost places by Peter Read( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Feelings about lost or destroyed places rouse our deepest emotions. Losing a home or a suburb or leaving a homeland can be like losing a loved one. This book examines what it means to lose a place forever and why we return, and keep on returning, to these places so large in our memories. It considers many lost towns, suburbs, and homes: Darwin after Cyclone Tracy, the flooding of the town of Adaminaby in New South Wales, the inundation of Lake Pedder in Tasmania, bushfire at Macedon in Victoria, migration from other countries, the clearing of neighbourhoods for freeways and the everyday circumstances which force people from their land. Peter Read establishes how important the places we live in are, and how much we grieve when we lose them. It tells a human story, which is disturbing, poetic, and often inspiring. Everyone who has lost a place of importance to them will find it unforgettable
Responding to global warming : the technology, economics, and politics of sustainable energy by Peter Read( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
A rape of the soul so profound : the return of the stolen generations by Peter Read( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Terrible hard biscuits : a reader in Aboriginal history ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
A hundred years war : the Wiradjuri people and the state by Peter Read( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Charles Perkins : a biography by Peter Read( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Down there with me on the Cowra Mission : an oral history of Erambie Aboriginal Reserve, Cowra, New South Wales ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Settlement : a history of Australian indigenous housing by Peter Read( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
A timely book that encompasses the whole history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing from the multiplicity of shelters used in pre-invasion times to the extraordinary cottages built by Victorian missionaries through to the dreaded children's dormitory and the compound with its terrors of disease and overcrowding
The stolen generations : the removal of Aboriginal children in New South Wales 1883 to 1969 by Peter Read( Book )
19 editions published between 199 and 2010 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
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Tripping over feathers : scenes in the life of Joy Janaka Wiradjuri Williams : a narrative of the Stolen Generation by Peter Read( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Joy Janaka Wiradjuri Williams was a member of the Stolen Generations. She was removed from her mother at birth and put into a home for white girls. As an effected adult she spent ten years in court suing the State Government for negligence. Not only did Joy lose the case but lost two seperate appeals. Several years later she was found dead, alone, in her Primbee flat in New South Wales
Haunted earth by Peter Read( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Tackles head on the existence and meaning of spirit forces in Australia
Long time, olden time : Aboriginal accounts of Northern Territory history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
What good condition? : reflections on an Australian Aboriginal treaty 1986-2006 by Bob Reece( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 libraries worldwide
What Good Condition? collects edited papers, initially delivered at the Treaty Advancing Reconciliation conference, on the proposal for a treaty between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, a proposal which has been discussed and dissected for nearly 30 years. Featuring contributions from prominent Aboriginal community leaders, legal experts and academics, this capacious work provides an overview of the context and legacy of the residue of treaty proposals and negotiations in past decades; a consideration of the implications of treaty in an Indigenous, national and international context; and, finally, some reflections on regional aspirations and achievements
Shaping lives : reflections on biography by Ian Donaldson( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Indigenous biography and autobiography by Peter Read( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy."--Publisher's description
Communications and transport : spoken, written and photographed by those who took part ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A social history of the Northern Territory ( Book )
in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The mission stations ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Narrow but endlessly deep : the struggle for memorialisation in Chile since the transition to democracy by Peter Read( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Read, Peter John Reath 1945-
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