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Colonialism and its Aftermath

A history of Aboriginal South Australia

Peggy Brock, Tom Gara

Colonialism and its Aftermath
The state of South Australia was a British imperial construct, its borders determined by three straight lines, with no reference to the Aboriginal presence.

The colonial process in South Australia began decades before formal annexation with unregulated interactions between coastal Aboriginal people and European sealers and whalers.

Despite catastrophic interventions in the lives of Aboriginal people during and following colonisation, many communities retain strong identities and cultural and linguistic knowledge, rooted in a deep connection to the land.

Colonialism and its Aftermath traces the ongoing impact of colonialism on Aboriginal individuals, communities and cultures, the disruptions and displacements it has caused, and Aboriginal responses to these challenges.

Praise for Colonialism and its Aftermath
'This well researched and written publication has filled many gaps in previously unknown aspects of Aboriginal history and should be highly commended and required reading for anyone interested in the invasion and subjugation of [this] previously well-ordered society.' - Nic Klaassen, Flinders Ranges Research

'A history that should finally be recognised and given its proper place in our school curriculum.' - Helen Eddy, ReadPlus

'Powerful personal stories of disruption and displacement, and Aboriginal responses to these challenges.' - CRANAplus Magazine

'A seminal contribution to South Australian and Australian history ... This book is essentially a relatively comprehensive set of local histories that in total - and the editors, Brock and Gara, are to be commended for this result - credibly sum together to make a history of Aboriginal people in the whole state.' - Rolf Gerritsen, Honest History

'An excellent overview of the history of South Australian colonialism.' - Richard Broome, Australian Historical Studies

'Wakefield Press have continued their commitment to South Australian Aboriginal history with this very well researched and referenced publication. As a valuable contribution to this state's history, Colonialism and its aftermath is essential reading for anyone interested in this important but largely overlooked aspect of the past.' - Mike Harding, Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia

Peggy Brock is Emeritus Professor of History at Edith Cowan University, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Tom Gara has been a professional historian for over twenty-five years specialising in Aboriginal history.

Diane Bell, Peggy Brock, Jennifer Caruso, Deane Fergie, Robert Foster, Mary-Anne Gale, Tom Gara, Des Hartman, Luise Hercus, Rani Kerin, Skye Krichauff, Christine Lockwood, Rod Lucas, Ingereth Macfarlane, Paul Monaghan, Amanda Nettelbeck, Chris Nobbs, Carol Pybus, Lester-Irabinna Rigney, Tikari Rigney and Phyllis Williams

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Category History
Format Paperback
Size 234 x 156 mm
ISBN 9781743054994
Extent 480 pages
Price: AU$45.00 including GST
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