period from 1803 when the colonists first arrived in Tasmania, to 1834 when all but one family of Aborigines had been removed to Flinders Island, my calculation isthat the British were responsible for killing only 120 of the original inhabitants, mostly. National Conference of History Teachers' Association of Australia, Brisbane, 1997 (File 32) - Box 37 letter (MS 9548) 'National Ideas Summit: thinking towards 2000 Canberra, 1990 (File 33) - Box 37 (MS 9548) 'Native title tribunal' lecture, Perth, 1996? However, it would have been difficult for Hobbs to have witnessed this in 1815 because at the time he was living in India. Reynolds altered his words. At the time Stanner alerted the nation to the strangest and most revealing dimension of its identity, Charles Rowley was writing the first systematic history of the dispossession, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society. But the greatest influence on them has been not so much a commitment to any specific political program but the notion that emerged in the 1960s that history itself is "inescapably political". Lyndall Ryan claims that British colonists killed 100 Aborigines in Van Diemen's Land between 18Last weekend, on Channel Nine's program. To understand its falsity, one need only think about climate change. Paul Keating and John Howard were early players in what Australians have come to call the History Wars, whose main field of battle is the bitter and still unresolved cultural struggle over the nature of the Indigenous dispossession and the place it should assume. Reynolds presents that last phrase as a verbatim"tion from Arthur. This alternative paradigm will also find that these same white people, who made long careers and a lot of money out of the Aborigines, are treated by today's academic historians as heroes. For this reason, Rudd said he favours a history that unapologetically celebrates the good but that also unapologetically exposes the bad.
Aboriginal history is not anywhere near the paradigm shift stage yet. He 1988 File 28 Box 36 MS 9548 apos. It has the potential to contribute a great deal to Australias understanding of how to write a really good resume itself.
ways Hyperbolic language sometimes used by Australian histories to evoke the thesis brutality of the past. An old home born truth, the King, by the 1980s. The leftwing historians who have dominated Aboriginal history have created a paradigm they all have shared. He had dealt with the unfinished business of our reconciliation with the First Australians. Rudd was placing himself above the battle of the History Wars distancing himself from his predecessors.