Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians Since 1788

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New Holland, 2003 - History - 309 pages
Voted one of the ten most influential works on non-fiction in Australia of the last century, 'Blood on the Wattle' draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people that have been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad-based level of awareness of the scale of the massacres of Aboriginal people so that this dimension of Australian history can become part of the Australian consciousness.

About the author (2003)

Bruce Elder currently has been a senior journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald specialising in popular culture, mass media and travel. As a mass media critic he won the Geraldine Pascall Prize for Critical Writing in 1996. He has appeared regularly on ABC's NightLife program which is broadcast around Australia. He has also written over fifty books, is the writer and editor of the two million word-long Internet travel guide Walkabout ( and is also the editor of Trivial Pursuit in Australia. He is on the board of Lifeline South Coast and, for the past six years, has been an Australia Day Ambassador.

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