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Convincing Ground


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Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Bruce Pascoe is a widely published and award-winning writer, editor and anthologist. A dictionary of the Wathaurong language has been compiled by the author.


."..This beautifully written book, with its fierce determination to recognise and right the wrongs of history, is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand where Aboriginal people are coming from." --Paul Burns, "Reviews in Australian Studies", Vol 2, No 7, 2007
"In prose of lyrical clarity and uncompromising honesty, Bruce Pascoe invites readers to be awakened, enthralled by fresh and breath-taking truths about the story of Australia. "Convincing Ground "is unique. --"Carmel Bird"
"The author's greatest strength is his construction of a narrative comparing contemporary Australian politics, culture and identity with the formative years of contact histories." --Steve Kinnane

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