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Surviving Columbus : indigenous peoples, political reform and environmental management in North Australia

Surviving Columbus : the Indigenous Environment today and tomorrow conference (1994 : Kormilda college, Darwin, NT)


In 1992 the world observed the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the New World. Many books were written about Columbus, his voyages and the impact of his so-called ‘discovery’. However, many indigenous people found few reasons to celebrate the dreadful treatment of the their people that followed in the wake of Columbus in the Americas and later, Captain Cook and other explorers in Australia. ¶ The Northern and Central Land Councils (NLC and CLC), the Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 1994
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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