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Main Title: Possession : Batman's treaty and the matter of history / Bain Attwood with Helen Doyle. Book Cover
Author: Attwood, Bain
Doyle, Helen, 1967-
Year: 2009
Collation: xv, 415 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., maps, ports., hbk, ; 25 cm.
Subject: Batman, John, 1801-1839
First Nations Australians - - First encounters
First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - - Historiography
Greater Melbourne [Naarm] (Vic.) (Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Countries)
Series: Miegunyah Press series, 2;
ISBN: 9780522851144 (hbk.)
Fascinating story of the only treaties ever made between white settlers and Aboriginal people in Australia. It contemplates why whites forged these agreements & how the Aboriginal people understood their terms, why the govt repudiated them & how the white claimed to be the rightful owners.

Pt.1. Contesting sovereignty -- Considering a treaty -- Performing the narrative -- Repudiating aboriginal rights -- Pt.2. Legend making -- Creating a legend -- Remembering Batman -- Making historical places -- Celebrating centenary -- Pt.3. Rembering history -- Unsettling the legend -- Treating Aboriginal rights -- Reconciling histories.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 378-401.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 VIC MELB ENC Available