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 eye-witness accounts, oral histories and historical research to present the first colony-by-colony, state by state history of Aboriginal-white relations. Contested Ground tells a story of dispossession and denial but it is also a positive account, revealing the persistent struggles of Aboriginal communities for a better future.
Clearly written and generously illustrated, this book demonstrates why Australian Aboriginal history, like the very land itself, remains contested ground.
'Both indigenous and non-indigenous Australians have a lot to learn about each other before reconciliation between the two peoples can be realised. This book will go a long way towards achieving that end.' - Paul Behrendt.
Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:
01 October 1995
Professional and scholarly
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MapsIllustrationsAcknowledgmentsContributorsPreface PAUL BEHRENDTIntroduction ANN MCGRATH1 A national story ANN MCGRATH2 New South Wales HEATHER GOODALL3 Victoria RICHARD BROOME4 Queensland HENRY REYNOLDS AND DAWN MAY5 South Australia PEGGY BROCK6 Western Australia SANDY TOUSSAINT7 Northern Territory PETER READ8 Tasmania: 1 ANN MCGRATH9 Tasmania 2: MAYJUTENNER (VICKI MATSON-GREEN)10 Contested ground: what is 'Aboiginal history'? ANN MCGRATHSelect bibliographyIndex