Preface 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 Notes Select bibliography Index
Richard Broome is Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University. One of Australia's most respected scholars of Aboriginal history, he is also author of the prize-winning Aboriginal Victorians.
"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 . . . an important work of great scholarship, passion and imagination." --Professor Lynette Russell, Center for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University