The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European Invasion of Australia

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UNSW Press, 2006 - Aboriginal Australians - 376 pages
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.
 

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A must-read for anyone interested in the history of Australia and in particular the background and context of the interactions between the indigenous people and the invaders (or colonisers - which ... Read full review

Contents

New Introduction
1
Explorers and Before
13
Continuity and Change
37
Resistance Motives and Objectives
67
Resistance Tactics and Traditions
101
The Politics of Contact
132
The Pastoral Frontier
159
Other Frontiers
176
Conclusion
199
Notes
203
Select Bibliography
218
Index
240
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