When the rich wage war it is the poor who die
— Jean-Paul Sartre
Bruce Pascoe
It is rare to read a book which so upends your historical notions of the place in which you live. Although I went to an alternative school where I studied Aboriginal History, and despite reading about Aboriginal life and culture before, this book was a revelation to me. The first revelation is the Aboriginal society was more technologically advanced than we have commonly been taught. They had forms of farming and housing which I was specifically taught that they didn't have. The book seems to imply that this means they should have been treated better, or that Aboriginal culture should...