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Tony Barta

Tony Barta is an honorary research associate at La Trobe University Melbourne. His research interests include twentieth-century German history, especially relations between social life, culture and ideology; genocide in colonial societies; history; and media.

Tony Barta reviews 'An Indelible Stain? The question of genocide in Australia’s history' by Henry Reynolds

August 2001, no. 233 01 August 2001
This book is suspended from a question mark, and all of Australia’s history is suspended with it. Henry Reynolds has been doing it for twenty years. What happens if we try to understand the coming of the Europeans from the Aboriginal viewpoint, from the other side of the frontier? Did the European invaders really think they were occupying a country that belonged to no one, a terra nullius? If we ... (read more)