A plethora of intentions: genocide, settler colonialism and historical consciousness in Australia and Britain

  title={A plethora of intentions: genocide, settler colonialism and historical consciousness in Australia and Britain},
  author={John Subhash Docker},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={74 - 89}
  • J. Docker
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • The International Journal of Human Rights
This article examines the implications for contemporary historical consciousness in Australia and Britain of the Tasmanian genocide, the destruction of the indigenous nations of the island by British colonisation in the early nineteenth century and the subsequent removal of the survivors to Flinders Island, where most died. The article explores the culture of denial that attempts to deflect the challenge of genocide scholar Tony Barta, that Australia is a nation founded on genocide. It… 

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