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First Australians : an illustrated history

by Rachel Perkins (Editor), Marcia Langton (Editor)

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The official companion book to a major nine-part television series broadcast on SBS TV, this account reveals the violent clash of culture, religion, and ideas at the heart of Australia’s history. Beginning with Aboriginal travelers landing on Australian shores around 70,000 BC and finishing with the pivotal 1967 Referendum, this account chronicles the fierce war with colonists, the bloody massacres, and the earliest civil rights movement the world had ever seen. Drawing on a rich collection of historic documents and haunting images, this Australian history brings to life a cast of characters including Bennelong, who was kidnapped by the British and became the first Australian to set foot on British soil; Truganini, known as the last Tasmanian, who was broken by the betrayal of her people; and Lieutenant Dawes, a British officer who defied the authority of the Empire by falling in love with a young Indigenous woman. Alive with colonial detail—corruption, mutinies, and pyrrhic victories—this is the story that gave birth to a nation.

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"A landmark history of Indigenous Australia which accompanies a major nine part Australian television series. It combines the most rigorous academic research with capitvating contemporary story-telling. Richly illustrated book that includes images of the landscape, evocative ninteenth-century photography and Aboriginal art. Written by Australia's leading Indigenous historian and public intellectuals"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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