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Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History


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Part I: Present

1. Nation

2. Democracy

3. Politics

Part II: Past

4. Genocide

5. War

6. Law

7. Culture

Part III: Future

8. History

9. Memory

10. Truth and reconciliation



About the Author

Bain Attwood is Associate Professor of history at Monash University and a professorial fellow at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University. A leading authority on Aboriginal history, he is the author of numerous books including The Making of the Aborigines (Allen + Unwin 1989) and Rights for Aborigines (Allen + Unwin 2003).


a beautifully written and carefully considered attempt to explain the nature of modern historical studies. Even people who are only peripherally interested in the Aboriginal history debates should read this book.' (Spectrum, 8 October 2005)Bain Attwood is rightly counted among the most important writers on Aboriginal history... you could not do much better than read this book concerning the truth about Aboriginal history.' (The Age, 23 December 2005)

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