Concise Companion to Aboriginal History Revised Paperback Edition
195 x 130 mm, 264 pp, 50 b&w illustrations
9781921719035, $19.95, Paperback
This book provides an overview of Australian Aboriginal history from creation stories involving the Dreaming through to Aboriginal cultural and political activity in the 21st cen-tury. Its alphabetically arranged entries include biographies, historical events, pioneering work by anthropologists and archaeologists, art and music, film, literature and sport, religion and politics, historical controversies and a number of social issues. Malcolm Prentis has paid a particular attention to covering all regions of Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, and all periods of recorded history.
The book is easy to use, with many maps and illustrations, tables, helpful cross-referencing and ‘further reading’ suggestions under many entries. As well, it includes a comprehensive timeline and a classified bibliography. This paperback edition has been revised and updated since the successful 2008 edition.
Malcolm Prentis is Professor of History at Australian Catholic University where he has taught Aboriginal history for many years. He is a graduate of Sydney and Macquarie Universities and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has published many works on various aspects of Australian history, including A Study in Black and White: The Aborigines in Australian History (3rd edition, Rosenberg, 2009) and The Scots in Australia (2008).