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- Publication Date: July 28, 2015
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A Place Called Home: The Gunggari Struggle for Land: A Native Title Case Study Kindle Edition
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Aboriginal cultures of eastern Australia bore the full brunt of the British occupation of their lands and it was they who were the first to experience the dispossession of their cultures. What took place in eastern Australia was repeated throughout the continent. There was no discussion with Aboriginal people and tragedy continued to unfold throughout the continent.
Within this context, Eckermann and Nixon tell the story of the Gunggari - Aboriginal people of South West Queensland. They lived in and cared for the lands from the headwaters of the Maranoa River in the Chesterton Ranges to the junction of the Maranoa and the Balonne for centuries. The Europeans began to occupy the country about the mid 1850s. From this time on the Gunggari experienced dispossession, dislocation and disruption of their culture. In this clear, authoritative account the Gunggari story unfolds: the Gunggari culture before colonisation, their resistance to colonisation, and the Gunggari efforts to retain their land and culture.
This is a moving story which presents a microcosm of what characterised Australian black-white history over a period two hundred years. A great one sit and easy read which provides both an Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspective. Marji Hill