Conflict, adaptation, transformation: Richard Broome and the practice of Aboriginal history

Conflict, adaptation, transformation: Richard Broome and the practice of Aboriginal history

by Ben Silverstein (Editor)


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This collection traces the legacy of Richard Broome’s path-breaking work in Aboriginal history—presenting innovative material that assesses and transforms a broad range of important debates that have captured both scholarly and popular attention in recent years. The book brings together a range of scholars making notable contributions to histories of frontier violence and missions, Aboriginal participation in sport and education, ways of framing relationships with land, and the critical relevance of Aboriginal life history and memoir to Australian history overall. Readers will be interested in the novel arguments on Indigenous networks and mobilities, frontier violence, massacres, and the History Wars, as well as Noel Pearson and issues of paternalism in Aboriginal politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925302530
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ben Silverstein is a Postdoctoral Fellow in History at the University of Sydney. He completed his PhD at La Trobe University and subsequently taught Australian Aboriginal History there, taking over the course Richard Broome had first taught in 1977. His forthcoming publications include Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lynette Russell v

List of Illustrations viii

Acknowledgements ix

Contributors x

1 Voyaging with hope: Richard Broome and the ethics of Aboriginal history Ben Silverstein 1

2 Aboriginal agents, victims and voyagers: Richard Broome's contribution to the debate about the frontier wars in Victoria Lyndall Ryan 18

3 On Paternalisms and Aboriginal Agency: From missions to neoliberal policy in the work of Richard Broome and Noel Pearson Claire McLisky Ben Silverstein 38

4 The philosophy, opinions and inspiration of Jack Johnson John Maynard 53

5 Nyungar domains: Reading Gyalliput's geography and mobility in the colonial archive Tiffany Shellam 80

6 'Memoirs of an Aboriginal Woman' by Theresa Clements: Reflections on my great grandmother's life Julie Andrews 96

7 Aboriginal education, meritocratic scholarships and the Country Women's Association of NSW 1962-1972 Jennifer Jones 122

8 A different courage: 'Radical Hope' and the continuous strand of Aboriginal agency in Victoria Richard Broome 140

9 How do you teach Aboriginal history? Maxine Briggs 159

Appendix - Richard Broome's publications on Aboriginal history 173

Notes 178

References 208

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