First published in 1973, Kevin Gilbert's controversial account of Aboriginal affairs is a damning portrait of the colonization of Australia by Britain, and the problems that have resulted. It tells the story of land theft, attempted racial extermination, oppression, denial of human rights, slavery, ridicule, denigration, inequality and paternalism. It also posits a solution seemingly incomprehensible to many - it examines what the indigenous people really want - land, compensation, discreet non-dictatorial help, but most of all to be left alone by white Australia.
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Book Description Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 2002. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. 208 pp. Cover quote: "The only answer is to give them back their land rights and let the Aborigine try and rectify what the white man has done" (Alice Briggs). A radical Aboriginal activist, of part English-Irish descent, argues that what Aborigines really want is land compensation, discreet non-dictatorial help, and to be left alone by white Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 4255