Australian Aborigines under the British Crown.
Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. This work is a comprehensive state-by-state history of the Aboriginal experience. It is made up of a series of regional Aboriginal histories by Australia’s leading historians, originally written for the Royal Commission into Deaths in Custody. Covering the whole span of white settlement in Australia, the book gives special emphasis to relations between Aborigines and the state, the impact of interventions by various governments on Aboriginal lives, crime and punishment and social control. The book provides a summary of the legislation, policy and practice, police and politics, economics and land rights throughout Australia. Contested Ground provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the processes and experiences which shaped the lives of Aboriginal Australians from 1788 to the present. It integrates eyewitness accounts, oral histories and historical research to present the first colony-by-colony, state-by-state history of Aboriginal-white relations.
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First published 1995 by Allen and Unwin
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