Preface to the new edition; Introduction; Chapter 1 Explorers and Before; Chapter 2 Continuity and Change; Chapter 3 Resistance: Motives and Objectives; Chapter 4 Resistance: Tactics and Traditions; Chapter 5 The Politics of Contact; Chapter 6 The Pastoral Frontier; Chapter 7 Other Frontiers; Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Henry Reynolds is one of Australia's best known and most widely read historians. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania. His sustained and meticulous research has played a major part in the political and legal milestones, the Mabo and Wik judgements. Professor Reynolds' books include With the White People (1990), Fate of a Free People (1995), This Whispering in Our Hearts (1998), Why Weren't We Told? (1999, 2000), Fate of a Free People and Nowhere People.
"'Reynolds has painted an exciting and compelling picture of resistance seen from the Aboriginal side... in most cases Aborigines fought heroically against overwhelming odds and superior weapons to resist usurpation of their lands, their rights and their livelihood.' - Age Monthly Review"