Dispossession: Black Australians and white invaders

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Allen & Unwin, 1 במאי 1996 - 240 עמודים
Aboriginal and immigrant Australians have shared this continent for 200 years. Nineteenth-century writers were aware of the importance of the Aboriginal presence, but when the colonists began to write their own history the Aborigines were erased from the account. Recently, this 'history' has been overturned as we rediscover the role of Aborigines in our past.

In this collection of documents our forebears speak for themselves. They present a fascinating picture of how they endeavoured to come to terms - emotionally, morally and intellectually - with the victims of the dispossession.

This fascinating collection, compiled by a leading authority on white-Aboriginal relations, challenges the general reader to reinterpret our past. It will prove invaluable to students of history and race relations in schools, colleges and universities.
 

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The old camping ground revisited
8
PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OR BRUTAL CONQUEST?
24
Aboriginals on Bentinck Island 1901
25
The dangers of the Palmer
32
The avengers
42
A native police detachment in uniform c 1860
50
Blacks call a truce at Dagworth Station Queensland
63
ARE WE A COMMUNITY OF THIEVES?
66
CITIZENS OR OUTCASTS?
123
A Native Family of New South Wales c 1826
125
Going on the land
135
Aboriginal trackers at work
141
Aboriginal family outside their house c 1900
148
SAVIOURS OR DESTROYERS?
155
Salvation Army missionaries and their Aboriginal converts
162
Yarrabah Aboriginal Mission North Queensland
168

Batmans treaty with Port Phillip Aboriginals in 1836
75
BLACK BROTHERS OR DEGRADED
96
Ouriaga of Bruny Island
100
Jinny Manalargenna and A Group of Aborigines
112
ASSIMILATION OR SEGREGATION?
182
Bibliography
215
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עמוד 97 - The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the world. The Hodmadods of Monomatapa, though a nasty people, yet for Wealth are Gentlemen to these; who have no Houses and skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of the Earth, Ostrich Eggs, etc., as the Hodmadods have: And setting aside their Humane Shape, they differ but little from Brutes.
עמוד 209 - The policy of assimilation means, in the view of all Australian governments, that all Aborigines and part-Aborigines are expected eventually to attain the same manner of living as other Australians and to live as members of a single Australian community, enjoying the same rights and privileges, accepting the same responsibilities, observing the same customs and influenced by the same beliefs, hopes and loyalties as other Australians.
עמוד 92 - Zealand and to the respective families and individuals thereof the full exclusive and undisturbed possession of their Lands and Estates Forests Fisheries and other properties which they may collectively or individually possess so long as it is their wish and desire to retain the same in their possession...
עמוד 165 - Almighty, who will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax, was graciously pleased to hear me.
עמוד 185 - The British Empire has been signally blessed by Providence, and her eminence, her strength, her wealth, her prosperity, her intellectual, her moral and her religious advantages are so many reasons for peculiar obedience to the laws of Him who guides the destinies of nations. These were given for some higher purpose than commercial prosperity and military renown.
עמוד 204 - It seems to me that the only forms of intercourse which you may with advantage permit are those which are indispensable for the exchange of commodities — importation and exportation of physical and mental products. No further privileges should be allowed to people of other races, and especially to people of the more powerful races, than is absolutely needful for the achievement of these ends. Apparently you are proposing by revision of the treaty with the Powers of Europe and America "to open the...
עמוד 98 - Earth, but in reality they are far more happier than we Europeans; being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous but the necessary conveniences so much sought after in Europe, they are happy in not knowing the use of them.
עמוד 183 - You are to endeavour by every possible means to open an intercourse with the natives, and to conciliate their affections, enjoining all our subjects to live in amity and kindness with them.
עמוד 98 - From what I have said of the Natives of New Holland, they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon Earth, but in reality they are far more happier than we Europeans...
עמוד 183 - The Governor is, to the utmost of his power, to promote religion and education among the native inhabitants of the Colony ; and he is especially to take care to protect them in their persons and in the free enjoyment of their possessions, and by all lawful means to prevent and restrain all violence and injustice which may in any manner be practised or attempted against them...

מידע על המחבר (1996)

Henry Reynolds, the best-known historian of Aboriginal Australia, is the author of a number of controversial accounts of the Aboriginal experience. Among his books are The Other Side of the Frontier, The Law of the Land, With the White People, Frontier and Aboriginal Sovereignty.

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