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On First Looking into Rusden’s History


Reynolds, H, On First Looking into Rusden's History, StoryKeepers, Duffy & Snellgrove, M Halligan (ed), Australia, pp. 95-104. ISBN 1876631104 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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I can remember my surprise even now although it was thirty years ago that I first read G.W. Rusden's threevolume History of Australia published in 1883. At the time I was beginning to work on the history of Aboriginal-European relations and was reading widely among the literature of the various Australian colonies in the hope that I could develop some understanding of the development of an historiographical tradition prior to the twentieth century.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:history, Australia, Aboriginal, Rusden, history
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Reynolds, H (Professor Henry Reynolds)
ID Code:121097
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-09-08
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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