By Henry Reynolds
Australia is dotted with memorials to squaddies who fought in wars in a foreign country. Why are there no legitimate memorials or commemorations of the wars that have been fought on Australian soil among Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it extra arguable to discuss the frontier battle now than it was once 100 years in the past? Forgotten struggle keeps the tale instructed in Henry Reynolds’ seminal booklet the opposite aspect of the Frontier, which argued that the cost of Australia had a excessive point of violence and clash that we selected to disregard. That ebook triggered a flowering of analysis and fieldwork that Reynolds attracts on the following to provide a radical and systematic account of what prompted the frontier wars among white colonists and Aborigines, what number of people died and even if the colonists themselves observed frontier clash as a sort of struggle. it really is really well timed as we technique the centenary of WWI. This robust ebook makes it transparent that there will be no reconciliation with out acknowledging the wars fought on our personal soil.
Winner of the 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for non-fiction
Shortlisted for a 2015 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prize for most sensible e-book with Tasmanian content material in any style and the Queensland Literary Awards historical past publication Award.
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Forgotten War by Henry Reynolds