Sunday, May 24, 2015
Van Diemen's Land, an Aboriginal History by Murray Johnson and Ian McFarlane
The book would make a wonderful text book, covering history as well as the current situation for aboriginal groups in the state, offering some new research on historically contentious opinions such as the consumption of fish, the making of fire and the use of fish traps for example.
While discussion and criticism are crucial for healthy debate, it is unfortunate that, some of the criticisms of the authors' peers are strident and a bit petty,
I interviewed Ian McFarlane when the book was released, for The Book Show on Edge Radio. You can hear the full interview here.
Van Diemen's Land, an Aboriginal Historyby Murray Johnson and Ian McFarlane9781742234212 .
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