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Professor Bain Attwood has published extensively on the history of colonialism and indigenous history. His latest book, The Good Country (Monash University Publishing): “eschews the generalisations of national and colonial history to provide a finely grained local history of the Dja Dja Wurrung people of central Victoria.”
In this episode we discuss in detail the protectorate system that was set up in Victoria in an attempt to protect the Aboriginal people from the early settlers and in particular the settlement at Franklinford, near Daylesford in central Victoria, from which many descendants of the Dja Dja Wurrung can trace their ancestry. At the time the Franklinford protectorate was described as ‘a successful failure’.

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