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'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.' (Source: Google Books website)


  • Foreword by C.D. Rowley.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books , 1982 .
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xii, 255p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Reprinted: 1990
      • First published by James Cook University of North Queensland, 1981.
      • Includes: bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 0140130403 (pbk)
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