Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers

By Philip Jones

$22.00

Takes Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and traces their stories, revealing charge and nuanced moments of encounter in Australia’s frontier history.

A long-anticipated masterwork. Ochre and Rust … highlights the emergence of a new kind of writing about Australia’s history and landscape.
– NICOLAS ROTHWELL, THE AUSTRALIAN

Insightful and innovative – a landmark study of culture contact.
– PROFESSOR JOHN MULVANEY

Philip Jones manages to work at the most sophisticated intellectual level, yet to come out with a book that will hold the attention of any educated reader concerned about our past and the presence of that past in our lives. – J.M. COETZEE

Winner for Non-fiction in the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2008. Joint winner of the FAW Melbourne University Publishing Award, 2008. Shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Chief Minister’s NT History Book Award.

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