First Australians (Unillustrated)

Rachel Perkins, Marcia Langton
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Published

1 January 2010

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9780522859546

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Miegunyah Press

First Australians (Unillustrated)

Rachel Perkins, Marcia Langton
The companion book to the epic SBS TV series, First Australians tells the story that gave birth to the nation.
This book is the dramatic story of the collision of two worlds that created contemporary Australia. Told from the perspective of Australia's first people, it vividly brings to life the events that unfolded when the oldest living culture in the world was overrun by the world's greatest empire.Seven of Australia's leading historians reveal the true stories of individuals-both black and white-caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia's most transformative period of history.Their story begins in 1788 in Warrane, now known as Sydney, with the friendship between an Englishman, Governor Phillip, and the kidnapped warrior Bennelong. It ends in 1993 with Koiki Mabo's legal challenge to the foundation of Australia.
This book is the dramatic story of the collision of two worlds that created contemporary Australia. Told from the perspective of Australia's first people, it vividly brings to life the events that unfolded when the oldest living culture in the world was overrun by the world's greatest empire.Seven of Australia's leading historians reveal the true stories of individuals-both black and white-caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia's most transformative period of history.Their story begins in 1788 in Warrane, now known as Sydney, with the friendship between an Englishman, Governor Phillip, and the kidnapped warrior Bennelong. It ends in 1993 with Koiki Mabo's legal challenge to the foundation of Australia.

About the author

Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton AM is Foundation Professor of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.

About Marcia Langton

Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins is from the Arrernte and Kalkadoon people. She directed the films Radiance, One Night the Moon, Bran Nue Dae, Mabo and Jasper Jones, and was one of the directors, writers and producers of First Australians.

About Rachel Perkins

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