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Uncommon Ground: White women in Aboriginal history
Anna Cole, Victoria Haskins & Fiona Paisley (editors)
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Uncommon Ground brings together a unique collection of essays about the complex roles played by white women in Australian Indigenous histories. It showcases some of the latest and most interesting work in Australia on gender and cross-cultural history.

Each chapter highlights the work of a woman involved in Aboriginal issues, and with Aboriginal people, in a particular historical context. They include unknown and prominent public figures, activists, writers, and workers in missionary groups and administration.

These lively and critical biographical studies trace the motivations, actions and impact of these women. The Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors, both women and men, engage with some difficult yet fascinating questions of race, gender and identity in Aboriginal history.

The editors of this collection are to be congratulated. With self-reflexivity each writer traces the complex intersections of the lives of white and Indigenous women on pastoral properties, within suburban houses, institutions and associations of activists. Uncommon Ground is a major contribution to gender history, whiteness studies and critical race theory in this country and beyond. This is innovative history writing at its best.Professor Patricia Grimshaw, University of Melbourne.

2005, pb, 216x140mm, 288pp, b/w illus

Uncommon Ground
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