Conflict and Co-Operation

Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia’s Greatest Lawman: The Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre by Terry Smyth Random House, 2016, 330 pages, $34.99 Gumbaynggirr Yuludarla Jandaygam: Gumbaynggirr Dreaming Story Collection by Steve Morelli, Gary Williams and Dallas Walker (eds) Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Collective, Nambucca Heads, 2016, 312 pages, $50 ______________________________________________ Everybody seems to know these days that colonialism was a bad thing. Terry Smyth just seems to assume it; he has little sense of advocacy or argument about it. His book contributes to the understanding of our past, but would have been better with…

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