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Author Reynolds, Henry, 1938- author

Title Forgotten war / Henry Reynolds
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2013
Sydney, New South Wales : NewSouth Publishing, 2013


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 MELB  994.0049915 Rey/Fwa  DUE 23-12-19
Description vii, 280 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents 1. A distressing moment -- 2. But was it wafare? -- 3. What kind of warfare? -- 4. The cost of war -- 5. What was at stake? -- 6. Two very different wars -- 7. One history or two?
Summary Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was one hundred years ago? Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry Reynolds' seminal book The Other Side of the Frontier, which argued that the settlement of Australia had a high level of violence and conflict that we chose to ignore. That book prompted a flowering of research and fieldwork that Reynolds draws on here to give a thorough and systematic account of what caused the frontier wars between white colonists and Aborigines, how many people died and whether the colonists themselves saw frontier conflict as a form of warfare. It is particularly timely as we approach the centenary of WWI. This powerful book makes it clear that there can be no reconciliation without acknowledging the wars fought on our own soil
Analysis Aborigines
Ethnic conflict
Ethnic relations
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-271) and index
Subject Arthur, George, Sir, 1784-1854.
Bartholomew, Thomas
De Vattel, Emerich
Howard, John.
Macquarie, Lachlan, 1761-1824.
Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814.
Rudd, Kevin, 1957-
Stirling, James.
Tench, Watkin, 1759?-1833.
Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Aboriginal Australians -- Wars.
Australians -- Wars.
Genocide -- Australia.
Guerrilla warfare -- Australia.
International law and human rights -- Australia -- History.
Stolen generations (Australia)
Australia -- Colonization -- History.
Australia -- Race relations -- History.
LC no. 2014455586
ISBN 9781742233925 (paperback)