Amanda Nettelbeck

Amanda Nettelbeck

Amanda Nettelbeck is a Professor in the Department of History, University of Adelaide, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She has collaborated extensively with Robert Foster on the history and memory of frontier violence, colonial race relations, and the legal governance of indigenous people. Their co-authored books including Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal peoples, law and resistance in Southwest Australia and prairie Canada (2016), Out of the Silence: The history and memory of South Australia’s Frontier Wars (2012) and In the Name of the Law: William Willshire and the policing of the Australian Frontier (2007).

Amanda Nettelbeck reviews 'The Good Country: The Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors' by Bain Attwood

December 2017, no. 397 24 November 2017
Amanda Nettelbeck reviews 'The Good Country: The Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the protectors' by Bain Attwood
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that this commentary contains images or names of people who have since passed away. The Good Country begins in February 1840 with a cross-cultural encounter in Djadja Wurrung country, now central Victoria. Two Protectors of Aborigines, recently appointed to the burgeoning pastoral district around Port Phillip, met with an Aboriginal gr ... (read more)