by Richard Broome. (Museum of Victoria)
This book tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians – those who lost most in our country’s early colonial struggle for power. Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, it reveals what white Australia lost through unremitting colonial invasion and tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation. It traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of colonial society to a more central place in modern Australia.