Part One - Wild Times: 1800-1850
1. Meeting strangers
2. Melbourne: an Aboriginal domain
3. Countering civilisers
4. Accommodating sheep herders
5. Dangerous frontiers
Part Two - Transformations: 1850-1886
6. Negotiating two worlds
7. New communities
8. Country wanderers'
9. A miserable spadeful of ground'
Part Three - Assimilationism: 1886-1970
10. Under the Acts
11. Old Lake Tyers'
12. Fighting for Framlingham
13. Country campers
14. Melbourne and Aboriginal activism
15. Assimilation and its challengers
Part Four - Renaissance: 1970 onwards
16. Seeking autonomy
17. Being Aboriginal
RICHARD BROOME is a Professor of History and Associate at La Trobe University. One of Australia's most respected scholars of Aboriginal history, he has written many articles and books including Aboriginal Australians and Sideshow Alley.