Launch of new book tracing Aboriginal history

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 9:45am

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) launched Conflict, Adaptation, Transformation: Richard Broome and the practice of Aboriginal history on Thursday 15 March, 2018.

The book traces the legacy of Richard Broome’s pathbreaking work in Aboriginal history by presenting innovative work that assesses and transforms a broad range of important debates that have captured both scholarly and popular attention in recent years.

Editor Ben Silverstein and AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie
Editor Ben Silverstein and AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie

The book brings together a range of prominent and emerging scholars who have been exploring the contours of the field to make 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 re-considering Australian history.

Readers will be interested in the novel arguments on Indigenous networks and mobilities, of memoirs and histories, frontier violence, massacres, and the History Wars, as well as Noel Pearson and issues of paternalism in Aboriginal politics.

Editor Ben Silverstein, Richard Broome and AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie launched the book at Embiggen Books in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Order Conflict, Adaptation, Transformation: Richard Broome and the practice of Aboriginal history.

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Last reviewed: 20 Mar 2018