Aboriginal Victorians

Aboriginal Victorians

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Aboriginal Victorians.

Richard Broome (Allen and Unwin) .


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, not to be relinquished without a fierce struggle.

Richard Broome tells the story of the impact of European ideas, guns, killer microbes and a pastoral economy on the networks of kinship, trade and cultures that various Aboriginal peoples of Victoria  had developed over millennia. From first settlement to the present, he shows how Aboriginal families have coped with ongoing disruption and displacement, and how individuals and groups have challenged the system. With painful stories of personal loss as well as many successes, Broome outlines how Aboriginal Victorians survived near decimation to become a vibrant community today.

Additional product information

ISBN: 9.78E+12
Size: 227mmx150mm.
Pages: 467 pages
Binding: Soft laminated cover. Perfect bound.
Publication Date: 2005
Images (Colour or Mono) BW
Author and/or publisher Richard Broome/Allen and Unwin

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