The Original Australians
Stories of the Aboriginal People
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|Format:||Paperback, 320 pages|
|Other Information: ||90 illustrations, (40 colour )|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 August 2006|
This fascinating and intelligent volume tells the remarkable story of Australian Aboriginal history from its distant beginnings in the age of Dreamtime, through the first contact with Europeans and other outsiders, right up to the present day. "The Original Australians" offers stunning insights into the life and experiences of one of the world's oldest cultures. This volume also looks at some of the most commonly asked questions, such as where did the Aboriginal people come from? And how did they survive in such a harsh environment? As well as debunking common myths. It also attempts to look at Aboriginal history and culture from both black and white perspectives, in order to better understand its place in today's global society.
Table of Contents
PrefaceNotes on terminology1. Exploration: European discovery of Australia2. Colonisation: Early Sydney3. Confrontation: Early Tasmania and Victoria4. Depopulation: A century of struggle (1820s-1920s)5. Tradition: Indigenous life at first contact6. Origins: The last 50 000 years7. Assimilation: A time of trouble (1930s-1970s)8. Resilience: The story continuesAbbreviations to the notesNotesFurther readingPhoto acknowledgmentsIndex
About the Author
Josephine Flood is a prominent archaeologist, and recipient of the prestigious Centenary Medal from the Australian Heritage Commission. She is also the author of several books on the subject of Australian archaeology and history.
'...an intriguing and accessible history for anyone, from overseas visitors to Australians...'Sydney Morning Herald
|Publisher: ||Allen & Unwin|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 17.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.64 kg)|