The publication of this book in 1981 profoundly changed the way in which we understand the history of relations between indigenous Australians and European settlers. It has since become a classic of Australian history. Drawing from documentary and oral evidence, the book describes in meticulous and compelling detail the ways in which Aborigines responded to the arrival of Europeans. Henry Reynolds' argument that the Aborigines resisted fiercely was highly original when it was first published and is no less challenging today.
New South Wales Univ Pres
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01 August 2006
Preface to the new edition; Introduction; Chapter 1 Explorers and Before; Chapter 2 Continuity and Change; Chapter 3 Resistance: Motives and Objectives; Chapter 4 Resistance: Tactics and Traditions; Chapter 5 The Politics of Contact; Chapter 6 The Pastoral Frontier; Chapter 7 Other Frontiers; Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Henry Reynolds is one of Australia's best known and most widely read historians. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania. His sustained and meticulous research has played a major part in the political and legal milestones, the Mabo and Wik judgements. Professor Reynolds' books include With the White People (1990), Fate of a Free People (1995), This Whispering in Our Hearts (1998), Why Weren't We Told? (1999, 2000), Fate of a Free People and Nowhere People.
Reviews for The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia
'Reynolds has painted an exciting and compelling picture of resistance seen from the Aboriginal side... in most cases Aborigines fought heroically against overwhelming odds and superior weapons to resist usurpation of their lands, their rights and their livelihood.' - Age Monthly Review