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Lyndall Ryan

Lyndall Ryan is the author of The Aboriginal Tasmanians.
She is Foundation Professor of Australian Studies at the
University of Newcastle.

Lyndall Ryan reviews ‘The Australian Frontier Wars 1788–1838’ by John Connor

November 2002, no. 246 01 November 2002
In the aftermath of the ideological jousts between Henry Reynolds and Keith Windschuttle about the level of violence on the colonial frontier, a new book has appeared that tackles the issue from a fresh perspective. The author, John Connor, is a military historian. In this meticulously researched and highly readable book, he uses the methods of military history to examine the weapons, tactics and ... (read more)