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Blood On The Wattle - 3rd Ed

Massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788

by Bruce Elder

Page Extent:310 pages
Book Size:230 x 170 x 20 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Voted one of the ten most influential works on non-fiction of the last century, ‘Blood on the Wattle’ draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people that have been recorded in books and journals.

It also creates a broad-based level of awareness of the scale of the massacres of Aboriginal people so that this dimension of Australian history can become part of the Australian consciousness.

About the Author

Bruce Elder

Bruce Elder is a writer, commentator, and currently a full-time journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald specialising in travel and popular culture. His other areas of expertise include film, television and popular music. He has written extensively about Australia and has a passion for Australian history. He has been involved in writing over 60 books, including Blood on the Wattle which, in 2000, was nominated as one of the 10 most influential works of non-fiction published in Australia in the twentieth century.

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