An excellent review, well researched, of the initial years of colonialism in Australia and its impacts from the indigenous point of view. It is hard to argue with the conclusions drawn and as an Australian good to think that we are more alike than is often given credit for. A harsh existence for indigenous people is openly discussed revealing a male dominated warrior culture with its own law and system of honour. Well into my youth I knew it was cowardly to attack without warning and to act honourably one had to stand and face it. That I thought was British but now realise it is much more home grown but sadly lost in this modern world of different values. Our Australian sense of male pride is much more rooted in our homeland and native soil than I ever realised. What an intuitive thinker this suthor is.