Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library book with external stickers and protective plastic covering. Stamps and borrower card pocket on blank inside pages.
This book explains how Australian Aboriginals were once newcomers to Australia. It outlines the hardships they faced and the methods they developed over the centuries to come to terms with their environment. The result is a remarkably stable society, rich in tradition and religious beliefs, as well as in practical skills but quite incomprehensive to 18th Century Europeans.
The outcome was inevitable - the almost complete destruction of a civilsation. A more sensitive understanding of Australian Aboriginals cannot bring back the past. But it can lead to a better appreciation of the problems and possibilities of living on this continent - living with the natural environment, and living together in a population where Australian Aboriginals are very much the minority. (back cover)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers, please note that this book may contain descriptions and/or images of people who have passed away.