by Stephen Muecke and Adam Shoemaker - £7.95 Thames and Hudson (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780500301142 | ISBN 10: 050030114x
Here is a lively, vibrantly illustrated social and cultural history of the Aboriginal Australians, from their origins to the present day. The book explores the spiritual beliefs and Dreamings of the Indigenous people, their complex social structures and relationship with the land, and their struggle to survive the trials of colonization and forced assimilation.
It also looks in depth at their massive cultural renaissance over the past four decades, with comprehensive coverage of the way in which Aboriginal art and literature have become flagships for Australian culture.
(Price & availability last checked: April 2018)