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The Resource The good country : the Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors, Bain Attwood

The good country : the Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors, Bain Attwood

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The good country : the Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors
Title
The good country
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the Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors
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Bain Attwood
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Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors
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eng
Summary
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
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On March 28, 2013, the Victorian government and the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, on behalf of what was called the Dja Dja Wurrung traditional owner group, announced that they had reached an agreement which formally recognized the Djadja Wurrung people as the traditional owners of the land for part of central Victoria, and settled four claims to native title that representatives of the Djadja Wurrung had made for some 266,532 hectares of Crown land. This included two properties deemed to be of particular cultural significance, and transferred Aboriginal title to two national parks, one regional park, two state parks, and one reserve. No one in the mid-to-late nineteenth century could have seen this coming in their future, particularly at a time when Aboriginal peoples had ceased to exist as tribal communities in the areas of Australia that had been subject to rapid colonization by British settlers, and settler communities were proclaiming that Aboriginal people were a dying race and assuming that those they called half-castes would be assimilated and thereby disappear as a recognizable group of people. Attwood traces the principal forces that were responsible for this dramatic change. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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contains biographical information
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10622574
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AU@
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Attwood, Bain
Dewey number
994.50049915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DU124.G68
LC item number
A88 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
Australian history
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Djadja Wurrung (Australian people)
  • Western District (Vic.)
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adult
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the Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors
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The good country : the Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors, Bain Attwood
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
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  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents note: ch. 1 Encounter -- ch. 2 Conflict -- ch. 3 Frontier -- ch. 4 Protection -- ch. 5 Refuge -- ch. 6 Decline
Control code
000060060829
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9781925523065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)990266931
Label
The good country : the Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors, Bain Attwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents note: ch. 1 Encounter -- ch. 2 Conflict -- ch. 3 Frontier -- ch. 4 Protection -- ch. 5 Refuge -- ch. 6 Decline
Control code
000060060829
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9781925523065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)990266931

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