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Chris Healy. Forgetting Aborigines. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press 2008 [Book review]
journal contributionposted on 2017-05-22, 02:58 authored by Diane Molloy
The topic of Chris Healy's book Forgetting Aborigines is not new. Probably the best known critique of white Australia's treatment of indigenous Australians is W E H Stanner's 1968 Boyer Lecture After the Dreaming in which he coined the term the "Great Australian Silence." Stanner refers not only to the physical treatment of indigenous Australians but also to the way they had been excluded from modern Australian history. He argues that the changes that had occurred in the 1930s had been confined to a small group and that the referendum of 1967 had similarly had little impact.