Beyond Genocide: a comparative analysis of the elimination of Australia’s Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people

Thomas Crotty

Abstract


This paper explores the applicability of the term genocide to Australian colonisation, and considers whether the scholar Patrick Wolfe’s concept of settler colonialism’s inherent “logic of elimination” provides a more useful framework for considering Australian history.

Keywords


Genocide; Aboriginal history; Australian colonisation; settler colonialism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v2i1.1470

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