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Violent epidemics : disease, conflict and Aboriginal population collapse as a result of European contact in the Riverland of South Australia

Dowling, Peter J


Many researchers have recognized the value of investigating the history of race contact in Australia, but too few have sought to explain in detail why the Aboriginal population declined so much and so rapidly when colonization advanced across the continent. The central aim of this thesis is to identify and assess the impact of the major causes of Aboriginal population collapse in the Riverland (Murray River) region of South Australia. It is estimated that prior to 1800 the population...[Show more]

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Date published: 1990
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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