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 century. Its alphabetically arranged entries include biographies, historical events, pioneering work by anthropologists, historical controversies, literature and sport, 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.
As well, the book includes photographs, maps, population tables, a chronology and bibliography.
Dr Malcolm Prentis is an Associate Professor at the Australian Catholic University and his earlier publications include A Study in Black and White: The Aborigines in Australian History and The Scots in Australia.