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Main Title: "My country all gone the white men have stolen it" : the invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870 / Fred Cahir.
Author: Cahir, Fred, 1963-
Imprint: Australian History Matters, 2019.
Collation: iv, 348 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), maps (some colour), paperback ; 30 cm.
Subject: First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - - Massacres and frontier violence
First Nations Australians - - First encounters
Wadawurrung (First Nations Australian people)
Central District (Vic.)
ISBN: 9780646801780 (paperback)
The Wadawurrung are the Aboriginal people whose Country includes the cities now known as Ballarat and Geelong. Fred Cahir examines the contact history in the period 1800 1870 of the Wadawurrung and the ngamadjidj (generally translated as white stranger belonging to the sea). Divided into chronological and thematic sections, the book chronicles three waves of invasion: the early invasion period incorporating trespassers predominately from the sea, the sheepherders or squatters who followed in their wake and usurped the Wadawurrung of all their Country for sheep runs, and the third wave of invadors the gold seekers. This historical study is transformative as it presents a compelling argument of how the Wadawurrung were active agents of change and sought cultural enrichment in the midst of the frontier war on the Country.-

Back cover."WARNING Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this book contains words and descriptions written by non-Indigenous people in the past that may be confronting and would be considered inappropriate today. It also contains graphic descriptions of historical events that may be disturbing to some readers.-Page iv.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-347)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 994.52 VCEN FNA On Loan