Books » Indigenous Writing

Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970

by Anna Haebich

Price $29.95 Add to cart

About the Book

‘Histories such as these will help us to keep in mind where we have come from and to delineate more clearly where we should be headed.’ — Katherine Ellinghaus, The Age.

‘Readers wanting to understand the discourses of assimilation, its policies and legacies in Australia should find this well-written and engaging book amply supplies their needs.’ — Peggy Brock, Public Affairs

‘This is a compelling and provocative work characterised by meticulous research and sophisticated analysis … There is a lot ot absorb in such an ambitious work, but close attention offers great rewards.’ — Gwenda Tavan, Australian Historical Studies

In Spinning the Dream, multi-award-winning historian Anna Haebich re-evaluates the experience of Assimilation in Australia, providing a meticulously researched and masterfully written assessment of its implications for Australia’s Indigenous and ethnic minorities and for immigration and refugee policy.

Categories
Indigenous Writing, Current Affairs, Culture & Social History, History
Publication Year
2008
Publisher
Fremantle Press
ISBN13
9781921361074
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B+ Format (205 x 138mm)
Pages
364
Media
View Media Resources
Share This Book

From the Catalogue

Jake's Great Game

by Ken Spillman with illustrations by Chris Nixon

Book Launch

Acclaimed children’s author Deb Fitzpatrick is set to launch her first book for adults. We’d love to see you there!
When: 6pm for a 6.30pm start, Monday 1 September
Where: New Edition Bookshop, 41 High Street, Fremantle
RSVP: admin@fremantlepress.com.au