Black Pioneers is an important new edition of With the White People, Henry Reynolds' challenging account of the role of Aboriginal and Islander people in the exploration and development of colonial Australia.
In this book, Henry Reynolds debunks the notion that Aboriginal peoples have contributed nothing towards that creation of a prosperous modern society, that modern Australia rests on the sturdy foundations put down in the 19th century by the European pioneers.
Black Pioneers pays tribute to the labour and skill of the thousands of black men, women and children who worked for the Europeans in a wide range of occupations: as interpreters, concubines, trackers, troopers, servants, nursemaids, labourers, stockworkers and pearl-divers. Some of their intriguing stories are here revealed.
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Other books by (or with) Henry Reynolds
- A History of Tasmania
- Aboriginal Sovereignty
- An Indelible Stain? The Question of Genocide in Australia's History
- Fate of a Free People
- Forgotten War
- Frontier: Aborigines, Settlers and Land
- The Law of the Land
- The Other Side of the Frontier
- This Whispering in Our Hearts
- This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited
- Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero
- Truth-Telling: History, sovereignty and the Uluru Statement
- Why Weren't We Told?