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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
1
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Winner, AIATSIS Stanner Award, 2001
Winner, Gleebooks Prize, 2001
Winner, New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year, 2001
Winner, Victorian Premier’s Book Award, 2001
Short listed, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 2001
Short listed, The Age Book of the Year Award, 2001
Short listed, The Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, 2001
Short listed, The Human Rights Award, 2001
Honourable Mention, Centre for Australian Cultural Studies Award, 2001
Short listed, Adelaide Festival Literature Award, 2002

ISBN13
9781921888144
HB/PB
Ebook
Format
Ebook
Pages
728
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