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Looking for Blackfellas' Point: An Australian History of Place

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A history for every Australian who is interested in the story of settler-Australia’s relations with Indigenous people—what happened between us, how we learnt to forget and, finally, how we came to confront the truth about our past and build a movement for reconciliation.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by University of New South Wales Press
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Anne Fenn
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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A very interesting read, linked to my recent reading of Keith Hancock's "Discovering Monaro". Mark McKenna digs deep into the history of the Indigenous in this area of NSW, including their interaction with sealers and whalers, white people looking for land, and early governments. He follows the effects on the Indigenous and local communities for the next two centuries. I enjoyed his responses and reflections on the work of other historIans. Community creation of history by white settlers is also ...more
Yvonne Boag
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Mark Mckenna buys some land at Towamba in south eastern New South Wales. The land over looks Blackfellas' Point which used to be an Aboriginal camping ground and meeting place. Mark wants to find out more information on the history of the area and in doing so he tells the story of the history of Australia as a whole.
I found it very hard to get into this book, not being a big reader of non fiction but once I did I was hooked. I learned so much that I didn't know about Australia both the non abori
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