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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Indigenous Australia for Dummies
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Indigenous Australia for Dummies is intended to provide a wide scope of knowledge, contemporary and historical, concerning Australian Indigenous people.

Notes

  • Foreword by The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC CH Former Prime Minister of Australia.
  • The book is divided into six parts:

    • Part 1. An Ancient People, Then and Now
    • Part 2. Invasion
    • Part 3. Indigenous Activism
    • Part 4. Contemporary Indigenous Cultures
    • Part 5. Dealing with Current Issues
    • Part 6. The Part of Tens

  • WARNING: "Readers of this book should be aware that, in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, seeing images of deceased persons in photographs may cause sadness or distress and, in some cases offend against strongly held cultural prohibitions. This book contains images of people who are deceased"
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milton - Toowong area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: John Wiley and Sons , 2012 .
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      Extent: xviii, 427p.p.
      Description: illus. (b & w), maps
      Note/s:
      • The book includes icons (p.4. and glossary.
      ISBN: 9781742169637 pbk., 1118308441 (ebook)
      Series: y For Dummies New York (City) : John Wiley and Sons , 1991 8614332 1991 information book
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      John Wiley and Sons ,
      2012 .
      Extent: xviii, 427p.
      ISBN: 9781742169637, 1742169635

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] : Indigenous Australia for Dummies Asmi Wood , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies , vol. 6 no. 2 2013; (p. 53-54)

— Review of Indigenous Australia for Dummies Larissa Behrendt 2012 single work non-fiction

'It is unfortunate that people often do judge books by their covers (and in this case, title). What this book represents, however, is not content that is ‘dumbed down’ but reflects an elegantly simple overview of a complex subject that is often treated as a ‘deep dark secret’ and is reflective of the authors profound knowledge and intuitive understanding of a wide range of Indigenous cultures and peoples that make up this continent. It makes a great introduction for the many people who share the continent with its Indigenous inhabitants but know very little about its first peoples. In the past this ignorance was possibly linked to neglect, but today often what is worse is that what non-Indigenous people ‘know’ in this regard can be more accurately characterised as misinformation or reductionist stereotypes that are often ‘way off’ the mark. The Mythbusters in the book are therefore a crucial contribution that will help to dispel many of these false notions. Other strategically placed icons also help the reader to identify and navigate both the contents of the book and Indigenous history and cultural protocols. The book contains useful tips, technical legal information, and areas in which the reader is also given an opportunity to acquire a deeper level of knowledge.' (Introduction)

It's a Guide for 'Dummies' 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 13 June no. 528 2012; (p. 13)
[Review Essay] : Indigenous Australia for Dummies Asmi Wood , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies , vol. 6 no. 2 2013; (p. 53-54)

— Review of Indigenous Australia for Dummies Larissa Behrendt 2012 single work non-fiction

'It is unfortunate that people often do judge books by their covers (and in this case, title). What this book represents, however, is not content that is ‘dumbed down’ but reflects an elegantly simple overview of a complex subject that is often treated as a ‘deep dark secret’ and is reflective of the authors profound knowledge and intuitive understanding of a wide range of Indigenous cultures and peoples that make up this continent. It makes a great introduction for the many people who share the continent with its Indigenous inhabitants but know very little about its first peoples. In the past this ignorance was possibly linked to neglect, but today often what is worse is that what non-Indigenous people ‘know’ in this regard can be more accurately characterised as misinformation or reductionist stereotypes that are often ‘way off’ the mark. The Mythbusters in the book are therefore a crucial contribution that will help to dispel many of these false notions. Other strategically placed icons also help the reader to identify and navigate both the contents of the book and Indigenous history and cultural protocols. The book contains useful tips, technical legal information, and areas in which the reader is also given an opportunity to acquire a deeper level of knowledge.' (Introduction)

It's a Guide for 'Dummies' 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 13 June no. 528 2012; (p. 13)
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