Title:An Indelible Stain? The Question of Genocide in Australia's History
Was the killing of Aborigines by white settlers genocide? In this important book Henry Reynolds examines the controversial question of genocide in our history. In 1830 the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Sir George Murray, wrote, 'the adoption of any line of conduct, having for its avowed, or for its secret object, the extinction of the Native race, could not fail to leave an indelible stain upon the character of the British Government.' Has our history left an 'indelible stain' upon the character of Australian governments - imperial, colonial, federal, State - as Sir George Murray feared so long ago?...
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