The companion book to the epic SBS TV series, First Australians tells the story that gave birth to the nation.
Rachel Perkins (Author) Rachel Perkins is from the Arrernte and Kalkadoon people. She directed the films Radiance, One Night the Moon and Bran Nue Dae, and is one of the directors, writers and producers of First Australians. Marcia Langton (Author) Marcia Langton AM is Foundation Professor of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is trained as an anthropologist and geographer, and contributes to policy and debates on Aboriginal land and resource issues, as well as the visual and performing arts and other social and cultural matters.
"First Australians builds a scholarly picture of Aboriginal
history so far missing." --Michael Lund, Courier Mail
"First Australians is a history project so important it makes a little history of its own." --Time Out Sydney
"This collection of essays builds into a fragmented portrait of a modern nation, set against darker themes that lurk within its memory." --Nicolas Rothwell, the Weekend Australian