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Author Cahir, Fred, 1963-

Title Black gold : Aboriginal people on the goldfields of Victoria, 1850-1870 / Fred Cahir.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012.
Publication Info. 2012


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Aboriginal history monograph series ; 25
Aboriginal history monograph series ; 25.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preliminary; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Aboriginal people and mining; 2. Discoverers and fossickers; 3. Guiding; 4. Trackers and Native Police; Illustrations; 5. Trade, commerce and theservice sector; 6. Co-habitation; 7. Off the goldfields; 8. Social and environmental change; 9. Governments and missions; Conclusion; Select bibliography.
Language English.
Summary Fred Cahir tells the story about the magnitude of Aboriginal involvement on the Victorian goldfields in the middle of the nineteenth century. The first history of Aboriginal-white interaction on the Victorian goldfields, Black Gold offers new insights on one of the great epochs in Australian and world history--the gold story. In vivid detail it describes how Aboriginal people often figured significantly in the search for gold and documents the devastating social impact of gold mining on Victorian Aboriginal communities. It reveals the complexity of their involvement from passive presence, to active discovery, to shunning the goldfields. This detailed examination of Aboriginal people on the goldfields of Victoria provides striking evidence which demonstrates that Aboriginal people participated in gold mining and interacted with non-Aboriginal people in a range of hitherto neglected ways. Running through this book are themes of Aboriginal empowerment, identity, integration, resistance, social disruption and communication.
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- 1851-1891.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.
Australasian and Pacific history.
Ethnic studies.
Indigenous peoples.
Regional and national history.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
Aboriginal Australians. (OCoLC)fst00794496
Gold mines and mining. (OCoLC)fst00944469
Victoria. (OCoLC)fst01205049
Victoria Staat
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term gold-mining.
australian history.
indigenous studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Cahir, Fred, 1963- Black gold. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012 (DLC) 2013433565
ISBN 9781921862960 (electronic bk.)
1921862963 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459855 doi
AU@ 000049781976
AU@ 000050170683
AU@ 000059903954
CHDSB 006222460
CHVBK 311900690
GBVCP 1008657557
GBVCP 780553969
GBVCP 865751420
NLGGC 370996577

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