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Good Country, The: The Djadja Wurrung, the Settlers & the Protectors

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  •  Good Country, The: The Djadja Wurrung, the Settlers & the Protectors
    Title: Good Country, The: The Djadja Wurrung, the Settlers & the Protectors
    Author: ATTWOOD BAIN
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Price: $29.95
    Publishing status: Active

    In this superbly researched book Bain Attwood eschews the
    generalisations of national and colonial history to provide a finely grained
    local history of the Djadja Wurrung people of Central Victoria. Insisting on
    the importance of grappling with a history that involved a relationship between
    the people of this Aboriginal nation, the British settlers who invaded their
    country, and men appointed by the imperial and the colonial governments to
    protect the Aboriginal people, as well as a relationship between the Djadja
    Wurrung and their indigenous neighbours, Attwood not only tells the shocking
    story of the destruction, decimation, and dispossession of the Djadja Wurrung, he draws on an unusually rich historical record, and forgoes any reliance on
    historical concepts such as the frontier and resistance, to recover a good deal
    of the modus vivendi that the Djadja Wurrung reached with sympathetic
    protectors, pastoralists, and gold diggers, showing how they both adopted and
    adapted to these intruders and were thereby able to remain in their own
    country, at least for a time.

    Drawing past and present together, Attwood closes
    this book with the remarkable story of the revival of the Djadja Wurrung in
    recent times as they have sought to become their own historians.

    ISBN: 9781925523065
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