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Out of the Silence

by Robert Foster and Amanda Nettelbeck,
with extensive footnotes, index and photographs.

...Regardless of all the nice talks, policies and promises in England during the 1830s, South Australia was invaded in 1836. The British government called it settled instead and pursued a new approach to the treatment of Aboriginal people that would hopefully avoid the horrific violence that had been part of earlier Australian settlement. From now on any acts of violence or injustice towards Aborigines would be punished 'with exemplary severity'. [node:read-more:link]

Many First Nation Groups lived in villages, farmed and traded

Life was not a 'walkabout' for the First Nations before they were chased out of their homes and hunted off 'country' by the European genocidal invasion.

FORMALLY CONSIDERED FOR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

Book argues against Aboriginal 'hunter gatherer' history

Australia's forgotten war - New Book by Henry Reynolds

Australia's first people were Australia's first farmers

Far from being hunters and gatherers, the first Australians may have managed the biggest

farming estate on Earth, writes Tony Stephens.

The still common assumption is that Aboriginal Australians in 1788 were simple hunter-gatherers who relied on chance for survival and moulded their lives to the country where they lived. Historian Bill Gammage might have driven the last nail into the coffin of this notion.

Gammage draws striking conclusions from more than a decade's research. [node:read-more:link]

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