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Title: Keep It Honest. "Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience" by Bain Attwood and S.G. Foster (eds). [review]
Authors: Connor, John
Keywords: Australian
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Issue Date: Apr-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Connor, John 2003. Keep It Honest. Review of "Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience" by Bain Attwood and S.G. Foster (eds). 'Australian Book Review', No 250, April, 14-15.
Series/Report no.: No 250
Abstract: How violent was the Australian frontier? At the moment, this is the biggest debate in Australian history. As most would know, the question has gained national attention largely through the efforts of Keith Windschuttle who, in four "Quadrant" articles in 2000 and 2001, argued, among other things, that historians had inflated the numbers of Aborigines killed on the Australian frontier and that the National Museum of Australia's 'Contested Frontiers' exhibit contained factual errors. In December 2001 the National Museum organised a conference that brought together Windschuttle and many of the historians he had criticised. This book results from that conference and provides a useful introduction to the debate.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1243
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 250 - April 2003

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