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Peter Read

Peter Read reviews 'The Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia' edited by David Horton

October 1994, no. 165 01 October 1994
The general editor introduces the Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia with a number of challenging statements. He does not want it to be ‘just another encyclopaedia’. He has made it his policy, he writes, to have no ‘academic-style text references, linguists and other students of Aboriginal studies rarely appear, and there are no “studies suggest that” ... This encyclopaedia also aims ... (read more)

Peter Read reviews 'Community of Thieves' by Cassandra Pybus

September 1991, no. 134 01 September 1991
Another book on George Augustus Robinson, the nineteenth-century oddity who toured Tasmania gathering Aboriginals whom he eventually incarcerated on Flinders Island? Historians from John West to Brian Plomley have written about his Tasmanian adventures; Robert Drewe and Mudrooroo Narogin have added interpretations of his singular career. Do we need another? I was doubtful until I read this lovely ... (read more)