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Aboriginal Victorians : a history since 1800

Author: Richard Broome
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin ; [Northam] : [Roundhouse, distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fascinating and sometimes horrifying story of Aborigines in Victoria since white settlement. With painful stories of personal loss as well as many successes, outlines how they survived near decimation to become a vibrant community today.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Broome
ISBN: 1741145694 9781741145694
OCLC Number: 68773150
Awards: Winner of Best Print/Publication 2007 (Australia)
Winner of Victorian Community History Awards 2006 (Australia)
Short-listed for NSW Premier's History Awards 2006 (Australia)
Description: xxv, 467 pages : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One - Wild Times: 1800-18501. Meeting strangers2. Melbourne: an Aboriginal domain3. Countering civilisers4. Accommodating sheep herders5. Dangerous frontiersPart Two - Transformations: 1850-18866. Negotiating two worlds7. New communities8. Country wanderers'9. A miserable spadeful of ground'Part Three - Assimilationism: 1886-197010. Under the Acts11. Old Lake Tyers'12. Fighting for Framlingham13. Country campers14. Melbourne and Aboriginal activism15. Assimilation and its challengersPart Four - Renaissance: 1970 onwards16. Seeking autonomy17. Being AboriginalFurther readingIndex
Responsibility: Richard Broome.

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Early settlers saw Victoria and its rolling grasslands as Australia felix happy south land a prize left for Englishmen by God. However, for its original inhabitants this country was home and life,  Read more...

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