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Author Cahir, Fred, 1963- author

Title "My country all gone the white men have stolen it" : the invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870 / Fred Cahir
Published Ballarat, VIC : Australian History Matters, 2019
Ballarat, Australia : Revolution Print
©2019

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Description iv, 348 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 30 cm
Summary “The Wadawurrung are the Aboriginal people whose Country includes the cities now known as Ballarat and Geelong. Fred Cahir examines the contact history in the period 1800 – 1870 of the Wadawurrung and the ngamadjidj (generally translated as white stranger belonging to the sea). Divided into chronological and thematic sections, the book chronicles three waves of invasion: the early invasion period incorporating trespassers predominately from the sea, the sheepherders or squatters who followed in their wake and usurped the Wadawurrung of all their Country for sheep runs, and the third wave of invadors – the gold seekers. This historical study is transformative as it presents a compelling argument of how the Wadawurrung were active agents of change and sought cultural enrichment in the midst of the frontier war on the Country.”--Back cover
Analysis Australian
Notes "WARNING Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this book contains words and descriptions written by non-Indigenous people in the past that may be confronting and would be considered inappropriate today. It also contains graphic descriptions of historical events that may be disturbing to some readers.”--Page iv
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-347)
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- First contact with Europeans -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century
Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria
Aboriginal Australians -- Colonization
Victoria -- Gold mines and mining -- 1851-1891
Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century
Aboriginal Australians -- Mines and mining.
Indigenous peoples -- Australasia.
Indigenous peoples -- Oceania.
Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Indigenous Heritage
ISBN 9780646801780 (paperback) paperback
Other Titles Invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870