The Aboriginal Presence now comprises a foreword which examines recent research in Aboriginal studies, and seven instead of six papers on race relations in the Brisbane region between 1824 and 1860. It covers the convict and early settlement periods until the Separation of Queensland from New South Wales in late 1859. The papers provide overviews of race relations during each of these periods, and highlight various themes, including: Aboriginal occupation before European settlement The impact of European settlement Reciprocal attitudes and relations Aboriginal resistance and European repression Sexual relations between Aborigines and Europeans The role of law, administration and the press Aborigines in the local economy The failure of assimilation The fate of local clans
Author: Evans et al.
Dimension: 230mm X 150mm