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Alternative title: History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars
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When South Australia was founded in 1836, the British government was pursuing a new approach to the treatment of Aboriginal people, hoping to avoid the violence that marked earlier Australian settlement. The colony's founding Proclamation declared that as British subjects, Aboriginal people would be as much 'under the safeguard of the law as the Colonists themselves, and equally entitled to the privileges of British subjects'. But could colonial governments provide the protection that was promised? Out of the Silence explores the nature and extent of violence on South Australia's frontiers in light of the foundational promise to provide Aboriginal people with the protection of the law, and the resonances of that history in social memory. What do we find when we compare the history of the frontier with the patterns of how it is remembered and forgotten? And what might this reveal about our understanding of the nation's history and its legacies in the present? -- Cover description.

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  • Other formats: Also e-book.

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    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2012 .
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      Extent: 233p., 16p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus. illus., port.
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      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-225) and index.
      ISBN: 9781743050392 (pbk.), 9781743050392 (pbk), 9781743050408 (ebook:pdf)

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] : Out of the Silence : The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Samuel Furphy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2014; (p. 138-139)

— Review of Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Robert Foster , Amanda Nettelbeck , 2012 single work non-fiction

'The Colony of South Australia was established at a key moment in the history of British interactions with Indigenous peoples from around its empire: the House of Commons was conducting a Select Committee on Aborigines (1835– 37); the anti-slavery campaign had recently won a major victory with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833; and the prevailing wisdom in the Colonial Office was progressive and humanitarian. This mood was reflected in South Australia’s founding documents — in the Letters Patent, which defined the nature and extent of the new colony, and in the Proclamation, which was read by Governor John Hindmarsh on 28 December 1836. These documents asserted the moral right of the British to claim sovereignty over the new colony, but enshrined a commitment to provide legal protection to Aboriginal people as British subjects. The great challenge for the colonial government in realising this vision is one of the key themes of Robert Foster and Amanda Nettelbeck’s fine book, Out of the silence: the history and memory of South Australia’s frontier wars.' (Introduction)

Review : Out of the Silence : The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Viktor Stoll , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 8 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Robert Foster , Amanda Nettelbeck , 2012 single work non-fiction
Historians Uncover Our Aboriginal Past Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 July 2012; (p. 23)
Review : Out of the Silence : The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Viktor Stoll , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 8 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Robert Foster , Amanda Nettelbeck , 2012 single work non-fiction
[Review Essay] : Out of the Silence : The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Samuel Furphy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2014; (p. 138-139)

— Review of Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars Robert Foster , Amanda Nettelbeck , 2012 single work non-fiction

'The Colony of South Australia was established at a key moment in the history of British interactions with Indigenous peoples from around its empire: the House of Commons was conducting a Select Committee on Aborigines (1835– 37); the anti-slavery campaign had recently won a major victory with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833; and the prevailing wisdom in the Colonial Office was progressive and humanitarian. This mood was reflected in South Australia’s founding documents — in the Letters Patent, which defined the nature and extent of the new colony, and in the Proclamation, which was read by Governor John Hindmarsh on 28 December 1836. These documents asserted the moral right of the British to claim sovereignty over the new colony, but enshrined a commitment to provide legal protection to Aboriginal people as British subjects. The great challenge for the colonial government in realising this vision is one of the key themes of Robert Foster and Amanda Nettelbeck’s fine book, Out of the silence: the history and memory of South Australia’s frontier wars.' (Introduction)

Historians Uncover Our Aboriginal Past Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 July 2012; (p. 23)
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