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First Australians: An Illustrated History Paperback – December 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing; Television tie-in edition edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0522857531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0522857535
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 9.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,487,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"This collection of essays builds into a fragmented portrait of a modern nation, set against darker themes that lurk within its memory."  —Weekend Australian

"Builds a scholarly picture of Aboriginal history so far missing."  —Courier Mail

"A history project so important it makes a little history of its own."  —Time Out Sydney

About the Author

Rachel Perkins is the director of Bran Nue Dae, One Night the Moon, and Radiance. She is a director, a writer, and a producer for the television series First Australians. Marcia Langton is the foundation professor of Australian indigenous studies at the University of Melbourne.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Moriarty on January 8, 2013
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This book is really informative, but the subject matter is a bit depressing. The paper is nice, relatively thick stock, semi-glossy. The photos are pretty high quality. The book is a bit big for most bookshelves, but great for coffeetables. The writing is great and the subject is interesting.
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