Looking for Blackfella's Point: An Australian History of Place

Author(s): Mark McKenna


A history for every Australian who is interested in the story of settler-Australia's relations with Indigenous people--what happened between us, how we learnt to forget and, finally, how we came to confront the truth about our past and build a movement for reconciliation.


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Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction 2003 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2003.

Mark McKenna is an Australian Research Council Fellow currently based in the History Department at the Australian National University in Canberra. His first book, The Captive Republic: A History of Republicanism in Australia 1788-1996 (CUP, 1996), was co-winner of the Australian Historical Studies Association's WK Hancock Prize in 1998. He is a frequent contributor to public debate in the press and on radio, and has written widely on Australian history. His interests range across the politics of history in Australia, to the republic and constitutional reform, Australian federation and now, with Looking For Blackfellas' Point, indigenous history, regional history, and the politics of reconciliation.

General Fields

  • : 9780868406442
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : UNSW Press
  • : August 2002
  • : 240mm X 180mm X 19mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark McKenna
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 320
  • : Local history; Australasian & Pacific history; Indigenous peoples
  • : illustrations, maps, portraits