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BOOK: Aboriginal-Settler History

by | September 19, 2017

Anthem Press this month released 'Memory, Place and Aboriginal-Settler History: Understanding Australians’ Consciousness of the Colonial Past', a book by ethno-historian and anthropologist Skye Krichauff.

About the book

Krichauff draws on archival research, interviews and fieldwork to explore the memories, family stories and lived experiences of Aboriginal presence and positive settler-Aboriginal interaction among a group of settler descendants in the mid-north of South Australia.

Incorporating the methodologies and theories of historical enquiry, anthropology and memory studies Krichauff seeks to investigate the multifaceted processes through which current generations of rural settler descendants come to know the colonial era.

Find out more at Anthem Press.

About the Author

Skye Krichauff is visiting research fellow in the Department of History, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide, Australia. An ethno-historian and anthropologist, she draws upon archival material, oral histories, fieldwork, site visits and personal experience to research how the historical injustice of Aboriginal dispossession is known, understood and represented by current generations of Australians. She is the author of 'Nharangga Wargunni Bugi-Buggillu: A Journey through Narungga History' (2011).