Blood On The Wattle by Bruce Elder

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Type
Paperback
Author
Dimensions
h230mm
ISBN
9781741100082
Published
April 1, 2003
Publisher
New Holland Publishers
Number of Pages
320
Stock
In stock
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Voted one of the ten most influential works on non-fiction of the last century, Blood on the Wattle draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people that have been recorded in books and journals.

It also creates a broad-based level of awareness of the scale of the massacres of Aboriginal people so that this dimension of Australian history can become part of the Australian consciousness.

"I was given [Blood on the Wattle] by a cousin of mine who works for Aboriginal Affairs and I was in a daze. I mean, I was just reading page after page after page of massacres and really the only thing that I knew of my Aboriginality was that I belonged to the Wiradjuri tribe. Then I came to a page where most of the Wiradjuri tribe were wiped out..."

Evonne Cawley