Book review: Edward M Curr and the tide of history

Kenny, Robert 2015, Book review: Edward M Curr and the tide of history, Australian aboriginal studies, no. 1, pp. 125-127.

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Title Book review: Edward M Curr and the tide of history
Author(s) Kenny, Robert
Journal name Australian aboriginal studies
Issue number 1
Start page 125
End page 127
Total pages 3
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press
Place of publication Acton, Act
Publication date 2015-06-01
ISSN 0729-4352
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
aboriginal studies
Summary As much scholarship has shown over the past decades, settler attitudes to Indigenous peoples thrived on difference and righteousness — the latter not in a religious sense (necessarily) but in an absolute conviction, one sunk deep into the settler heart, of the moral and material just-ness of their usurpation of Indigenous country. This conviction sanctioned settler violence and outlawed Indigenous resistance. Difference not only denied the humanity in the Indigenous face; it made the people objects of curiosity, to be quickly described, analysed and catalogued for science before they ‘disappeared’ as naturally as one season disappears into another.
Language eng
Indigenous content on
Field of Research 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified
1699 Other Studies In Human Society
2101 Archaeology
2103 Historical Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C4 Letter or note
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