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Born: Established: 1938 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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1 On the Queensland Frontier : Tragedy in the Tropics Henry Reynolds , 2022 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 76 2022; (p. 142-153)

'THE 1850S BROUGHT dramatic changes to the Australian colonies – the gold rushes, the end of convict transportation in the eastern colonies, the granting of internal self-government through New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania in 1856. Queensland followed in their wake and detached from NSW in June 1859. Its inaugural elections were held in April the following year and the parliament sat for its first session on 22 May 1860. From the very start the colony’s novice politicians were confronted with the problem of dealing with fierce resistance from the First Nations across a vast frontier.' (Introduction)

1 Henry Reynolds on Conceptual Dissonances of Australian Sovereignty Henry Reynolds , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 18 no. 4 2021; (p. 896-897)

— Review of Truth-Telling : History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement Henry Reynolds , 2021 multi chapter work criticism

'In his latest publication, Henry Reynolds surveys international laws that challenge the audacious claim the British made on the Australian continent in the eighteenth century. In his trademark enigmatic style, Reynolds draws our attention to two significant sections of Uluru Statement from the Heart authored at the National Constitutional Convention held at Uluru in 2017, which calls for a Makarrata (Yolgnu – coming together after a struggle). The first declares that First Nations peoples never ‘ceded or extinguished’ sovereignty over their land and secondly this sovereignty ‘coexists with the sovereignty of the Crown’ (viii–ix). The book’s timely arrival amidst increasing demands for truth-telling about Australia’s colonial past strikes a decisive blow to long-held assumptions about the basis on which European sovereignty was established.'  (Introduction)

1 Tracking Dark Emu Henry Reynolds , 2021 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2021; Meanjin , Summer vol. 80 no. 4 2021;

'The Uluru Statement from the Heart of May 2017 was addressed to the people of Australia from 250 delegates ‘coming from all points of the southern sky’. While clearly a political manifesto, it embodied significant assertions about both history and law, declaring that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the ‘first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs’. This sovereignty, the statement continued, ‘has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown’. How could it be otherwise, the delegates asked, ‘that peoples possessed a land for 60 millennia and this sacred link disappears from world history in merely the last two hundred years?’'  (Introduction)

1 4 y separately published work icon Tongerlongeter : First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero Henry Reynolds , Nicholas Clements , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 22572642 2021 single work biography

'An epic story of resistance, suffering and survival. Tongerlongeter resurrects a once-in-a-generation leader all Australians can admire.

'Australia has no war hero more impressive than Tongerlongeter. Leader of the Oyster Bay nation of south-east Tasmania in the 1820s and ’30s, he and his allies led the most effective frontier resistance ever mounted on Australian soil. They killed or wounded some 354 – or 4 per cent – of the invaders of their country. Tongerlongeter’s brilliant campaign inspired terror throughout the colony, forcing Governor George Arthur to launch a massive military operation in 1830 – the infamous Black Line. Tongerlongeter escaped but the cumulative losses had taken their toll. On New Year’s Eve 1831, having lost his arm, his country, and all but 25 of his people, the chief agreed to an armistice. In exile on Flinders Island, this revered warrior united most of the remnant tribes and became the settlement’s ‘King’ – a beacon of hope in a hopeless situation.' (Publication summary)

1 6 y separately published work icon Truth-Telling : History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement Henry Reynolds , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 21205659 2021 multi chapter work criticism

'If we are to take seriously the need for telling the truth about our history, we must start at first principles.

'What if the sovereignty of the First Nations was recognised by European international law in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? What if the audacious British annexation of a whole continent was not seen as acceptable at the time and the colonial office in Britain understood that 'peaceful settlement' was a fiction? If the 1901 parliament did not have control of the whole continent, particularly the North, by what right could the new nation claim it?

'The historical record shows that the argument of the Uluru Statement from the Heart is stronger than many people imagine and the centuries-long legal position about British claims to the land far less imposing than it appears.

'In Truth-Telling, influential historian Henry Reynolds pulls the rug from legal and historical assumptions, with his usual sharp eye and rigour, in a book that's about the present as much as the past. His work shows exactly why our national war memorial must acknowledge the frontier wars, why we must change the date of our national day, and why treaties are important. Most of all, it makes urgently clear that the Uluru Statement is no rhetorical flourish but carries the weight of history and law and gives us a map for the future.' (Publication summary)

1 Henry Reynolds : Australia Was Founded on a Hypocrisy That Haunts Us to This Day Henry Reynolds , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 27 August 2018;

'US slave owners wrote and spoke about liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness. Similar hypocrisy, buried in the foundations of settler Australia, has escaped comparable scrutiny.' (Introduction)

1 [Review Essay] The Secret River Henry Reynolds , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 89 2013; (p. 57)

— Review of The Secret River Andrew Bovell , 2013 single work drama
1 18 y separately published work icon Forgotten War Henry Reynolds , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2013 6168912 2013 single work non-fiction

'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.' (Source: Creative Spirits website)

1 [Review Essay] The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews : In Search of an Australian Anthropologist Henry Reynolds , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 65 2011; (p. 64)

— Review of The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews : In Search of an Australian Anthropologist Martin Thomas , 2011 single work biography
1 5 y separately published work icon Drawing the Global Colour Line : White Men’s Countries and the Question of Racial Equality Henry Reynolds , Marilyn Lake , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2008 Z1509124 2008 single work non-fiction (taught in 1 units)

'[This] is a pioneering account of the transnational production of whiteness in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A work remarkable both for its international breadth and for its sensitivity to local particularity, it is a model for the new global history.

Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds expertly and imaginatively reconstruct how leading white intellectuals and politicians in Australia, South Africa, the United States, and Great Britain fought demands for racial equality and jointly invented new doctrines of racial superiority to justify the maintenance and, in some cases, the reinvigoration of white privilege in every part of the world that Britain either controlled or in which it had once deposited its settlers.

A powerful and sobering history, incisively and elegantly told.' Gary Gerstle, author of American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century

1 Mixed Messages Henry Reynolds , 2008 extract criticism (The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith)
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 April 2008; (p. 21)
1 5 y separately published work icon The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Henry Reynolds , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press National Film and Sound Archive , 2008 Z1491067 2008 single work criticism

'Set in central-western New South Wales in the 1890s, Fred Schepisi’s film of Thomas Keneally’s award-winning novel is a powerful and confronting story of a black man’s revenge against an unjust and intolerant society.

'Raised by missionaries, Jimmie Blacksmith, a young half-caste Aboriginal man, is poignantly caught between the ways of his black forefathers and those of the white society to which he aspires. Exploited by his boss and betrayed by his [white] wife, he declares war on his white employers and goes on a violent killing spree.

'The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith was one of the most significant films of the 1970s ‘renaissance’. It was the first Australian feature in which the whole story is told from an Aboriginal perspective and it broke new ground in dealing with one of the most tragic aspects of Australian history: the racist treatment of the Aboriginal population. The spectre of the violent and vengeful black had barely been touched upon and the depth of rage that the film put on screen was unprecedented in Australian film at the time.' (Publication summary)

1 History Repeats Henry Reynolds , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: The Ideas Book 2005; (p. 40-46)
2 7 y separately published work icon Nowhere People : How International Race Thinking Shaped Australia's Identity Henry Reynolds , Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1217331 2005 single work autobiography (taught in 1 units)

'In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, people of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry were commonly assumed to be morally and physically defective, unstable and degenerate. They bore the brunt of society's contempt, and the removal of their children created Australia's stolen generations. Nowhere People is a history of beliefs about people of mixed race, both in Australia and overseas. It explores the concept of racial purity, eugenics, and the threat posed by miscegenation.' (Publication summary)

1 The Pigeon House Henry Reynolds , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 100 2005; (p. 18-20)
Reynolds recalls the Hobart of his youth, particularly the Pigeon House in the Knocklofty area. He ponders the extensive re-vegetation that is occurring and subsequently changing the area as he remembered it.
1 Lest We Forget Henry Reynolds , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Ngara : Living in This Place Now 2004; (p. 15-24)
In this essay Reynolds asks why Australian Aborigines massacred during British settlement are not commemorated as war dead.
1 From : Why Weren't We Told? Henry Reynolds , 2002 extract non-fiction (Why Weren't We Told? : A Personal Search for the Truth about Our History)
— Appears in: Hot Iron Corrugated Sky : 100 Years of Queensland Writing 2002; (p. 173-174)
1 Tricks of Memory : Margaret Scott, a Writers' Celebration Tim Cox , David Owen , Andrew Sant , Jennifer Livett , Barry Jones , Tim Thorne , Stephen Edgar , Warwick Hadfield , P. R. Hay , Martin Flanagan , Sarah Day , Graeme Hetherington , Richard Flanagan , Bob Ellis , Henry Reynolds , Margaret Scott , John Bryson , 2002-2003 single work biography
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 91 2002-2003; (p. 38-65)
1 y separately published work icon The Question of Genocide in Australia's History : An Indelible Stain? Henry Reynolds , Ringwood : Viking , 2001 Z1578074 2001 single work prose
1 The Top 40 Henry Reynolds , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 January 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 1999 1999 anthology short story prose criticism review biography autobiography
1 4 y separately published work icon Why Weren't We Told? : A Personal Search for the Truth about Our History Henry Reynolds , Ringwood : Viking , 1999 Z1184786 1999 single work non-fiction (taught in 7 units)

Why Weren't We Told? is a frank account of Henry Reynolds' personal journal towards the realisation that he, like generations of Australians, grew up with a distorted and idealised version of the past. From the author's unforgettable encounter in a North Queensland jail with injustice towards Aboriginal children, to his friendship with Eddie Mabo, to his shattering of the myths about our 'peaceful' history, this bestselling book will shock, move and intrigue. Why Weren't We Told? is crucial reading on the most important debate in Australia as we enter the twenty-first century.

2 7 y separately published work icon This Whispering in Our Hearts This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited Henry Reynolds , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1998 Z1540317 1998 single work non-fiction

'Henry Reynolds presents a different history of Australia through the eyes of remarkable and largely forgotten people. This story begins with Australia's first punitive expedition in December 1790 and the first clash of conscience about the use of violence which took place between Governor Arthur Phillip and Lieutenant William Dawes. It ends on the eve of World War II with Harry Bennett still expressing deep anger about the condition of the Aboriginies and the attitudes of whites Australia.' (Source: Goodreads website)

1 Mabo Henry Reynolds , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: Republica , no. 4 1996; (p. 1-5)
1 y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies JAS no. 49 Henry Reynolds (editor), 1996 Z606855 1996 periodical issue
2 2 y separately published work icon Aboriginal Sovereignty : Reflections on Race, State and Nation Aboriginal Sovereignty Henry Reynolds , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1996 8589011 1996 single work criticism

'Aboriginal Sovereignty is a challenging and provocative study of the political, legal and constitutional relations between indigenous Australians and mainstream society. It presents a bold new interpretation of Aboriginal political development. It challenges us to consider that the Mabo decision is not the boundary at which the recognition of indigenous rights must cease.'

'Aboriginal Sovereignty confronts the question of whether Aboriginal society exercised a form of sovereignty before 1788, whether the 'tribes' were actually small 'nations'. It considers legal interpretations of what happened when the Briton arrived and pits these interpretations against the record. It looks at the political and legal ramifications of customary law and then considers current political and constitutional discussion, in Australia and overseas.' (Source: Publisher's website)

2 2 y separately published work icon Fate of a Free People Henry Reynolds , Ringwood : Penguin , 1995 Z1179007 1995 single work non-fiction The 19th century 'black wars' in Tasmania with a response, in the revised 2004 edition, to Keith Windshuttle's writings about Aboriginal history.
1 2 y separately published work icon With The White People With the White People : The Crucial Role of Aborigines in the Exploration and Development of Australia Henry Reynolds , Ringwood : Penguin , 1990 Z1578069 1990 single work

'Role of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the exploration and development of Australia; Aboriginality; assimilation; Aboriginal and European relationships; native police; children living with Europeans; value of Aborigines to explorers; guides; trackers; domestic service; education; kidnapping; labour, farm work, servants; land rights; law enforcement; marriage; master-servant relationship; pearling industry; segregation; sexual abuse; sexual relations between Aborigines and Europeans; slavery; fringe camps; violence against servants; women servants; women farm workers; treatment of women.' (Source: TROVE)

1 Triumph Against the Odds Henry Reynolds , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 20-21 May 1989; (p. 11)

— Review of Survival In Our Own Land : 'Aboriginal' Experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836, Told by Nungas and Others 1988 anthology poetry prose biography autobiography correspondence lyric/song oral history
1 Late Pickings Henry Reynolds , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , March 1989; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Island in the Stream : Myths of Place in Australian Culture 1988 anthology criticism prose
1 1 y separately published work icon Dispossession: Black Australians and White Invaders Henry Reynolds , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1989 9258196 1989 single work criticism

'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. The Australian Experience explores major themes in Australia's history in a lively, accessible manner. Dispossession is the fifth book in the series.' (Source: On-line)

1 Crushed by Civilization Henry Reynolds , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1-7 January 1988; (p. 20)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan , 1987 single work autobiography
4 4 y separately published work icon The Other Side of the Frontier : Aboriginal Resistance to the European Invasion of Australia Henry Reynolds , Townsville : Department of History and Politics, James Cook University , 1981 6169119 1981 single work non-fiction

'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)

1 Jimmy Governor and Jimmie Blacksmith Henry Reynolds , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 1 1979; (p. 14-25)
Historian Henry Reynolds examines the historical background of and model for Keneally's novel and focuses on four things: "to outline the general background to race relations in rural Australia in the late nineteenth century, to examine the significance of Jimmy Governor's career, to note public reaction to it, and finally to consider the version of the events depicted in Keneally's novel" (14).
1 1 y separately published work icon Aborigines and Settlers : The Australian Experience 1788-1839 Henry Reynolds , North Melbourne : Cassell Australia , 1972 Z490750 1972 single work
1 Violence, Aboriginals and the Australian Historian Henry Reynolds , 1972 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Summer vol. 31. no. 4 1972;
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