An absorbing and seminal work, Nowhere People is a history of beliefs about mixed-raced people - 'half-castes' - and the concept of racial purity in Australia and overseas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reynolds also discusses his family's search for the truth about his father John Reynolds' suspected mixed-blood heritage - an Aboriginal mother his father never knew - and gives a poignant account of the contemporary predicament facing people of mixed heritage. Highly personal and moving, Reynolds also touches on the removal of half-caste children that overwhelmingly characterised the stolen generation and attitudes to mixed-blood people in Australia today.
Nowhere People is more essential reading from one of Australia's most influential and respected historians.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2008
- 128 x 198mm