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Broken Circles ebook

by Anna Haebich

About the Book

There was no single Stolen Generation, there were many and Broken Circles is their story. This major work reveals the dark heart of this history. It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonisation, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of loss and separation as their children were abducted, enslaved, institutionalised and culturally remodelled. Anna Haebich provides a moving and comprehensive account of this tragic history, covering all Australian colonies, states and territories. The analysis spans two hundred years of white occupation and intervention, from the earliest seizure of Aboriginal children, through their systematic state removal and incarceration, and on to the harsh treatment of families under the assimilation policies of the 1950s and 60s. The resistance struggle and achievements of Aboriginal people in defending their communities, regaining their rights and mending the broken circles of family life provides a compelling parallel story of determination and courage.

Categories
ebooks, Indigenous Writing, Current Affairs, Culture & Social History, History
Publication Year
2000
Edition
1st
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Adelaide Festival Literature Award (Shortlisted 2002)
AIATSIS Stanner Award (Winner 2001)
Gleebooks Prize (Winner 2001)
NSW Premier’s Book of the Year (Winner 2001)
Victorian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2001)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2001)
The Age Book of the Year Award (Shortlisted 2001)
The Queensland Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2001)
The Human Rights Award (Shortlisted 2001)
Centre for Australian Cultural Studies Award (Honourable Mention 2001)

ISBN13
9781921888144
HB/PB
Ebook
Format
Ebook
Pages
728
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