Indigenous Australia For Dummies
ISBN: 1742169635
EAN13: 9781742169637
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 9.21" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.63 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Learn more about the rich cultures of Australia's first peoples

What's the Dreamtime? What's a corroboree for? Who were the Stolen Generations? Indigenous Australia For Dummies answers these questions and more, exploring life before Captain Cook, the impact of European settlement and contemporary Indigenous cultures. Discover the history, traditions, struggles and triumphs of the diverse peoples that make up Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

  • Experience 60,000 years of culture -- appreciate the variety and complexity of Indigenous communities across mainland Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

  • Get the facts on Indigenous Australians since Europeans arrived -- read about what happened when the British colony was established at Sydney Cove

  • Explore significant political moments in Indigenous history -- learn about the 1967 Referendum, PM Paul Keating's Redfern speech, the Mabo verdict, PM Kevin Rudd's apology and other events

  • See how Indigenous peoples took charge of their political future -- examine the land rights debate and the era of reconciliation

  • Learn about celebrated Indigenous artists -- recognise famous Indigenous people in art, music, dance, literature and theatre

  • Understand the importance of sport to Indigenous Read More chevron_right

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