Aborigines

Fabricating Aboriginal Voting: Galligan vs. Windschuttle

Brian Galligan writes: In response to my review of his book The Break-Up of Australia: The Real Agenda Behind Aboriginal Recognition, Keith Windschuttle has published a response in the March 2017 issue of Quadrant. He has kindly invited me to respond. It might seem odd that a review would draw such a lengthy, and at times vitriolic response. However, the issues in dispute are vital for understanding Australia’s constitutional history and character, and the Commonwealth’s early treatment of Aboriginal people. In particular, did the Australian Constitution and the first Commonwealth Parliament and government in its Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 treat…

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