From Terror to Genocide: Britain's Tasmanian Penal Colony and Australia's History Wars

  title={From Terror to Genocide: Britain's Tasmanian Penal Colony and Australia's History Wars},
  author={Benjamin Madley},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={77 - 106}
  • B. Madley
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal of British Studies
In 1997 a government inquiry found that Australia's forcible removals of Aboriginal children in previous decades "could properly be labeled 'geno cidal.'"1 Nevertheless Prime Minister John Howard steadfastly refused to apologize or offer reparations on behalf of his government. As a result, at least 150,000 people marched across Sydney Harbor Bridge on 28 May 2000.2 Later that year, Australian writer Keith Windschuttle's essay "The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History" refocused… 

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