Peter Veth, Peter Sutton & Margo Neale (eds)
paperback, 248 pages
235mm x 172mm, colour
published April 2008
Contacts between Indigenous Australians and outsiders — Macassans, Dutch, English, French and others — are known to have occurred for more than 400 years. This book explores these diverse, subtle, dynamic and volatile first encounters from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. It also looks at the myriad elements of these cross-cultural exchanges, which resulted in profound outcomes for the First Australians.