The Story of Australia's People. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia

[The Story of Australia's People. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia]
Year: 
2015
Public: 
Publisher: 
Penguin
City: 
Australia
Year of publication: 
2015
Pages: 
390
Moral assessment: 
Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
Literary quality: 
Recommendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
Violent content: 
Vulgar or obscene language: 
Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

Most of the book focuses on the Aboriginal people, their customs, food sources and occasional polygamy.  As a nomadic people, they practiced infanticide and abortion to be able to travel relatively unincumbered. Old people who could no longer travel were left behind. Vendettas further kept the  population in check. Tribes could all but be wiped out by a dawn raid on a traditional enemy. The arrival of the Europeans had a dual impact on the indigeneous people.  European disease and extermination as the white population brought their herds of sheep into traditional lands. He uses the term invasion two or three times.

Author: C F, Australia, 2020