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Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada by Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla and Robert Foster

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Edmonds, P, Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada by Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla and Robert Foster, Aboriginal History, 41 pp. 193-195. ISSN 0314-8769 (2017) [Review Single Work]


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In the early twentieth century, Canada was viewed in national settler narratives as a place of ‘gentle occupation’; likewise, Australia was deemed the ‘quiet continent’, a country that had been ‘settled but not invaded’. Both were cast triumphantly as homogenous ‘whiteman’s lands’. Canada and Australia share deep genealogies and long legacies of settler colonialism and, thanks largely to persistent indigenous political activism, a present and urgent requirement to face historical injustices. Over the last two decades, both Canada and Australia have moved towards various programs for national reconciliation and redress and, more recently, national apologies to indigenous peoples.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:Australian, history
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
UTAS Author:Edmonds, P (Associate Professor Penny Edmonds)
ID Code:124570
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-02-27
Last Modified:2018-03-13
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