Aboriginal Australians


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Prologue: Endings and beginnings

1 Reflections on a Great Tradition
2 The Eora confront the British
3 Resisting the invaders
4 Cultural resistance amid destruction
5 Radical hope quashed
6 The age of race and northern frontiers
7 Working with cattle
8 Mixed missionary blessings
9 Controlled by boards and caste barriers
10 Fighting for civil rights
11 Struggling for Indigenous rights
12 Hoping for equality
13 Under siege
14 Crisis, intervention and apology
15 Seeking a Voice

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About the Author

Richard Broome AM, is Emeritus Professor of History at La Trobe University. One of Australia's most respected scholars of Aboriginal history, he is the author of fourteen books including the prize-winning Aboriginal Victorians (2005), Fighting Hard (2015) and co-author of Mallee Country (2019).


"In this book Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style. This is an important work of great scholarship, passion and imagination." --Professor Lynette Russell, Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University

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