An unfashionable concern with the past: the historical anthropology of Diane Barwick

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Kijas, J 1997, 'An unfashionable concern with the past:: the historical anthropology of Diane Barwick', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol. 1, pp. 48-60.

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As an anthropologist, Diane Barwick reminded us that people of less than full Aboriginal descent are Aborigines too. As an historian, she rescued from anonymity the people who paid the highest price for the establishment of a new European society in the southern hemisphere (Reece 1987, 3).