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Bain Attwood has published extensively in the history of colonialism. His sole authored books include The Making of the Aborigines (1989), Rights for Aborigines (2003), Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History (2005), Possession: Batman's Treaty and the Matter of History (2009) and The Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous People (2020). He is jointly responsible for Thinking Black: William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines’ League (2004) and The 1967 Referendum: Race, Power and the Australian Constitution (2007). He has edited or co-edited several collections of essays, including Protection and Empire: A Global History (2017). He has recently collaborated with Anne Scrimgeour to create a major website on the Pilbara Aboriginal strike: https://pilbarastrike.org/. He has held fellowships at the Australian National University (2001-03) and Cambridge University (2007-08), and the Harvard Chair of Australian Studies (2014-15). Bain has also undertaken work for the National Museum of Australia and written on indigenous history for newspapers. He is currently working on a book and website about the Aboriginal political leader William Cooper
I welcome students wishing to undertake theses in the fields of indigenous history, history and memory, and public history.
History, PhD, La Trobe University
1981 → 1984
Award Date: 3 May 1985
History, MPhil, University of Auckland
1977 → 1978
Award Date: 2 Mar 1979
BSocSc, University of Waikato
1974 → 1976
Award Date: 1 Apr 1977
Research area keywords
- History and Memory
- Indigenous history
1/07/20 → 1/06/21
7/01/13 → 31/12/19
2/01/08 → 31/12/13
1/10/07 → 30/06/08
1/01/05 → 31/12/06
Attwood, B., 2020, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 432 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Attwood, B., 20 Jul 2020, Dipesh Chakrabarty and the Global South Subaltern Studies, Postcolonial Perspectives, and the Anthropocene. Dube, S., Seth, S. & Skaria, A. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 140-147 8 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
Attwood, B., 2020, In : History Australia. 17, 1, p. 134-151 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
The Limits of the Law in Claiming Rights to Land in a Settler Colony: South Australia in the Early-to-Mid Nineteenth CenturyAttwood, B., 2020, In : Law and History Review. 38, 4, p. 631-657 27 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile