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Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds is one of Australia’s most recognised historians. He grew up in Hobart and was educated at Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania. In 1965, he accepted a lectureship at James Cook University in Townsville, which sparked an interest in the history of relations between settlers and Aboriginal people. In 2000, he took up a professorial fellowship at the University of Tasmania. His pioneering work has changed the way we see the intertwining of black and white history in Australia. His books with NewSouth include The Other Side of the Frontier (reissue), What’s Wrong with Anzac? (as co-author), Forgotten War, which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize; Unnecessary Wars; This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited and most recently Truth-telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement.

Books from this author
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Tongerlongeter
August 2021
During Tasmania’s gruesome Black War of 1823-31, Tongerlongeter led the most effective Aboriginal resistance campaign in Australian history. His Oyster Bay Nation of southeast Tasmania and his ally Montpelliatta’s Big River Nation of central Tasmania embarked on 710 attacks, killing 182 colonists and wounding a further 176.
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Truth-Telling
February 2021
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Unnecessary Wars
April 2016
'Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.'
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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited
August 2018
'How is it our minds are not satisfied? What means this whispering in the bottom of our hearts?'
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The Other Side of the Frontier
August 2006