A wide-ranging, personal and powerful work that resonates with historical and contemporary Australian debates about identity, dispossession, memory, and community. Ranging across the national contemporary political stage, this book critiques the great Australian silence when it comes to dealing respectfully with the construction of the nation’s Indigenous past.
Bruce Pascoe is a widely published and award-winning writer, editor, and anthologist. He produced a dictionary of the Wathaurong language.
Introduction; Franks is Dead; History, How it Starts; The Lakes; Lady Macbeth's Clean Hands; The Lie of the Land; The Psychology of the Frontier; Brave Explorers; Lake Corangamite; The Raised Sword; The Great Australian Forge; The Great Australian Face; Golden Boy; Dont Mention the War; The Language of War; The Language of Resistance; Native Born; True Hunter; Germaine to the Problem; The Whispering Land; Elbows on the Bar; Index.