A Concise Companion to Aboriginal History

A Concise Companion to Aboriginal History

eBook - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
"An overview of Australian Aboriginal history arranged alphabetically."--Provided by publisher.

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This book - now in paperback - is an overview of Australian Aboriginal history, from creation stories involving the Dreaming through to Aboriginal cultural and political activity in the 21st century. Alphabetically arranged entries include biographies, historical events, pioneering work by anthropologists, historical controversies, literature, sport, and a number of social issues. The book covers all regions of Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. It includes photographs, maps, population tables, a chronology, and bibliography. This paperback edition has been revised and updated since the successful 2008 edition.

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For some years, history teachers in new South Wales, Australia have been required to teach an Australian history curriculum that includes a strong Aboriginal history component. This book is designed to give these teachers easy access to basic information about Aboriginal history.  Prentis (history, Australian Catholic University) makes a special effort to cover all eras of Aboriginal history between 1788 to the current day. It also includes a timeline of significant events which occurred between the current day and the early arrival of humans in Australia (50,000 years ago). The bulk of the book is organized alphabetically (as a dictionary) sprinkled with black and white photos, maps, and portraits. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Dural Delivery Centre, NSW [Australia] : Rosenberg, 2012
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781921719615
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations, maps


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