The Good Country : The Djadja Wurrung, the Settlers and the Protectors (Australian History)

By: Bain Attwood

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"Drawing past and present together, Attwood relates the remarkable story of the revival of the Djadja Warrung in recent times as they have sought to become their own historians."


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Beyond the generalisations of national and colonial history, what can we know about how Aboriginal nations interacted with the British settlers who invaded their country, the men appointed by the imperial and colonial governments to protect them and each other? Author Bain Attwood makes a major contribution to the knowledge of this period by providing a superbly researched local history of the Djadja Wurrung people of Central Victoria. The story is a shocking one of destruction, decimation and dispossession, but, equally powerfully, it is not one of unceasing conflict. With reference to an unusually rich historical record, concepts such as the frontier and resistance emerge as inadequate in this context. Attwood recovers a good deal of the modus vivendi that the Djadja Wurrung reached with sympathetic protectors, pastoralists, and gold diggers, showing how they both adopted and adapted to these intruders to remain in their own country, at least for a time. Finally, drawing past and present together, Attwood relates the remarkable story of the revival of the Djadja Wurrung in recent times as they have sought to become their own historians. (Series: Australian History) Subject: Aboriginal Studies, History, Australian Studies, Sociology]

Title: The Good Country : The Djadja Wurrung, the Settlers and the Protectors (Australian History)

Author Name: Bain Attwood

Categories: Australia,

Publisher: Melbourne, Monash University Publishing: 2017

ISBN Number: 1925523063

ISBN Number 13: 9781925523065

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 030613

Keywords: Australian History, Indigenous Australia,