Genocide, rape, extirpation - these were some of the methods to which British colonialism resorted to deal with its most reluctant 'citizens' - the Australian Aborigines. And to hide the shame, successive historians have virtually expunged the Aborigine from colonial history.
The Black Resistance is a powerful contribution to the movement for a new Australian history - a history centred on the first Australians. It presents massive evidence of a splendid tradition of heroic resistance by the Aboriginal people and establishes that violent struggle against foreign invasion was an on-going and continent wide response.
Using material largely ignored by historians, this book traces dispossession of the Aboriginal people and records the strategic and tactical objectives of tribal defence as well as the aims and methods of the British invaders.
Compulsory reading for all Australians.