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Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds lives in Richmond, Tasmania. He worked for many years at James Cook University in Townsville, and has written many well-known books about Aboriginal-European relations. His recent books are A History of Tasmania (2011) and Forgotten War (2013), which won the Victorian Premier's Prize for non-fiction.

Henry Reynolds reviews 'Settler Sovereignty: Jurisdiction and indigenous people in America and Australia, 1788–1836' by Lisa Ford

April 2010, no. 320 01 April 2010
The federal government’s intervention in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory is, above all, an exercise of power. It illustrates for all to see that the government can interfere with the smallest details of domestic life in a blatantly discriminatory way, regardless of Australia’s international obligations and professed belief in racial equality. It declares to the world that adul ... (read more)

Henry Reynolds reviews 'The Last Man: A British genocide in Tasmania' by Tom Lawson

May 2014, no. 361 28 April 2014
Tasmania is a small place with a rich historiography. Two themes in particular have intrigued historians and novelists since the nineteenth century and have appealed to film-makers and artists in more recent times. The fate of the Aborigines and the convict system which dominated society from 1803 to 1853 have both attracted notice as a result of their dark, dramatic potential. They were the centr ... (read more)