by R. M. Gibbs
Longman Cheshire, 1982, [Second Edition], ISBN 0582665310, black and white photographs throughout, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription whited out on half title page, minor lead pencil underlining and notes in margin (easily removed), minor markings and tape residue to inside covers (see photographs)
“This is a revised edition of a widely accepted book. It incorporates new material about the prehistory of the Aboriginal people in Australia, and about the recent period of Aboriginal affairs. The basis of the book remains the same: it provides a highly readable account of traditional Aboriginal society in Australia, and of what happened to that society when the white invasion of Australia began in 1788. It gives an insight into how the Aboriginal people may have arrived in Australia, and into their material and non-material culture. It also gives valuable background information on race relations in Australia and presents a basis for discussion of the Aboriginal situation today.
The text is supplemented by many illustrations, documents, a reading list, detailed and research exercises for students.”