Introduced by Mudrooroo.
The powerful expose of past and present race relations in Australia.
First published in 1973, Kevin Gilbert's controversial account of Aboriginal affairs is a damning portrait of the colonisation of Australia by Britain and the problems that have resulted. It tells the story of land theft, attempted racial extermination, oppression, denial of human rights, slavery, ridicule, denigration, inequality and paternalism. And it posits a solution seemingly incomprehensible to many - it examines what the indigenous people really want - land, compensation, discreet non-dictatorial help, but most of all to be left alone by white Australia.