Publications

Monographs

  • Possession: Batman’s Treaty and the Matter of History, Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2009 (xviii + 416 pages)
  • Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The 1967 Referendum: Race, Power and the Australian Constitution, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2007 (viii + 188 pages)
  • Telling the Truth about Aboriginal History, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2005 (viii + 264 pages)
  • Rights for Aborigines, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2003 (xiv + 410 pages)
  • A Life Together, a Life Apart: A History of Relations Between Europeans and Aborigines, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1994 (xiv + 232 pages)
  • The Making of the Aborigines, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1989 (xii + 181 pages)

Collections of Essays

  • Bain Attwood and Tom Griffiths (eds), Frontier, Race, Nation: Henry Reynolds and the History of Australia, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2009 (ix + 447 pages)
  • Bain Attwood, Dipesh Chakrabarty and Claudio Lomnitz (eds),The Public Life of History, a special issue of Public Culture, vol. 20, no. 1, 2008 (172 pages)
  • Bain Attwood and S.G. Foster (eds), Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2003 (xiii + 218 pages)
  • Bain Attwood and Fiona Magowan (eds), Telling Stories: Indigenous History and Memory in Australia and New Zealand, Allen & Unwin/Bridget Williams Books, Sydney/Wellington, 2001 (xvii + 269 pages)
  • Bain Attwood (ed.), In the Age of Mabo: History, Aborigines and Australia, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1996 (xxxviii + 193 pages)
  • Bain Attwood and John Arnold (eds), Power, Knowledge and Aborigines, La Trobe University Press, Melbourne, 1992 (xvi + 150 pages)

 Documentary Collections

  • Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, Thinking Black: William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines’ League, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2004 (x + 144 pages)
  • Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The Struggle for Rights for Aborigines: A Documentary Collection, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1999 (xxii + 375 pages)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • ‘History, Law and Aboriginal Title’, History Workshop Journal, no. 77, 2014, pp. 283-90
  • ‘Law, History and Power: The British Treatment of Aboriginal Rights in Land in New South Wales’, Journal of Commonwealth and Imperial History, vol. 42, no. 1, 2014, pp. 171-92
  • ‘Difficult Histories: The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Treaty of Waitangi Exhibit’, The Public Historian, vol. 35, no. 3, 2013, pp. 46-71
  • ‘Returning to the Past: The South Australian Colonisation Commission, the Colonial Office and Aboriginal Title’, Journal of Legal History, vol. 34, no. 1, 2013, pp. 393-425
  • ‘The Founding of Aboriginal History and the Forming of Aboriginal History’, Aboriginal History, vol. 36, 2012, pp. 119-71
  • ‘Aboriginal History, Minority Histories and Historical Wounds: The Postcolonial Condition, Historical Knowledge and the Public Life of History in Australia’, Postcolonial Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2011, pp. 171-86
  • ‘In the Age of Testimony: The Stolen Generations Narrative, “Distance” and Public History’, Public Culture, vol. 20, no. 1, 2008, pp. 75-95
  • ‘History, memory and narrative in a national museum’, reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, National Museum of Australia Canberra, 2006, pp. 103-114
  • ‘Contesting Frontiers: History, Memory and Narrative in a National Museum’,Recollections, vol. 1, no. 2, 2006
  • ‘Unsettling Pasts: Reconciliation and History in Settler Australia’,Postcolonial Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, 2005, pp. 1-17
  • ‘Whose Dreaming?: Reviewing the Review of the National Museum of Australia’,History Australia, vol. 1, no. 2, 2004, pp. 279-94
  • ‘The Law of the Land or the Law of the Land?: History, Law and Narrative in a Settler Society’, History Compass, vol. 2, 2004, pp. 1-30
  • ‘The Stolen Generations and Genocide: Robert Manne’s In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right’, Aboriginal History, vol. 25, 2001, pp. 163-72
  • ‘The Articulation of “Land Rights” in Australia: The Case of Wave Hill’,Social Analysis, no. 44, 2000, pp. 3-39
  • Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, ‘(The) 1967 (Referendum) and All That: Narrative and Myth, Aborigines and Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, vol. 29, no. 111, 1998, pp. 267-88
  • ‘Aboriginal History’, in John A. Moses (ed.), Historical Disciplines in Australasia: Themes, Problems and Debates, a special issue of Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 41, 1995, pp. 33-47
  • ‘The Paradox of Australian Aboriginal History’, Thesis Eleven, no. 38, 1994, pp. 118-37
  • ‘Portrait of an Aboriginal as an Artist: Sally Morgan and the Construction of Aboriginality’, Australian Historical Studies, vol. 25, no. 99, 1992, pp. 302-18
  • ‘Aborigines and Academic Historians: Some Recent Encounters’, Australian Historical Studies, vol. 24, no. 94, 1990, pp. 123-35
  • ‘Understandings of the Aboriginal Past: History or Myth?’ Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 34, no. 2, 1988, pp. 265-71
  • ‘Tarra Bobby: A Life-history of a Bratauolung Man’, Aboriginal History, vol. 11, no. 1, 1987, pp. 41-57
  • ‘Off the Mission Stations: Aborigines in Gippsland 1860-1890’, Aboriginal History, vol. 10, pt. 2, 1986, pp. 131-51
  • ‘”In the Name of All My Coloured Brethren and Sisters”: A Biography of Bessy Cameron’, Hecate, vol. XII, nos. 1-2, 1986, pp. 9-53

Chapters in Books

  • ‘“Distance” and Settler Australia’s Black History’, in Mark Salber Phillips et al. (eds), Rethinking Historical Distance, Palgrave, London, 2013, pp. 207-23
  • ‘Settler Histories and Indigenous Pasts: Australia and New Zealand’, in Axel Schneider and Daniel Woolf (eds), The Oxford History of Historical Writing, vol. 5, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 594-614
  • ‘The Batman Legend: Remembering and Forgetting the History of Possession and Dispossession’, in Hester Lessard, Rebecca Johnson and Jeremy Webber (eds), Storied Communities: Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community, University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2011, pp. 189-210
  • ‘Historical Controversy and the History Wars in Australia’, in Russell West-Pavlov and Jennifer Wawrzinek (eds), Frontier Skirmishes: Literary and Cultural Debates in Australia after 1992, Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg, 2010, pp. 33-44
  • Bain Attwood and Tom Griffiths, ‘Frontier, Race, Nation’, in Bain Attwood and Tom Griffiths (eds), Frontier, Race, Nation: Henry Reynolds and the History of Australia, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2009, pp. 3-52
  • ‘Settling Histories, Unsettling Pasts: Reconciliation and Historical Justice in a Settler Society’, in Manfred Berg and Bernd Schaefer (eds), Historical Justice in International Perspective: How Societies Are Trying to Right the Wrongs of the Past, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2009, pp. 217-38
  • ‘The Australian Patient: Traumatic Pasts and the Work of History’, in Salman Akhtar and Maria Teresa Savio-Hooke (eds), The Geography of Meanings: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Place, Space, Land and Dislocation, International Psychoanalytical Association Publications, London, 2007, pp. 63-78
  • ‘Rights, Racism and Aboriginality: Critics of Assimilation in the 1950s and 1960s’, in Tim Rowse (ed.), Contesting Assimilation, API Network, Perth, 2005, pp. 271-84
  • ‘Anthropology, Aboriginality and Aboriginal Rights’, in Bruce Rigsby and Nicolas Peterson (eds), ‘Tons and Tons of Material’: Donald Thomson, the Man and the Scholar, Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, Canberra, 2005, pp. 101-16
  • ‘”I Knew I Would Be Lonely for Them Always”: Donald Thomson and Campaigns for Aboriginal Rights’, in Joy Damousi and Robert Reynolds (eds), History on the Couch: Essays in History and Psychoanalysis, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2003, pp. 96-105
  • Bain Attwood and Stephen Foster, ‘Introduction’, in Bain Attwood and S.G. Foster (eds), Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2003, pp. 1-29
  • Bain Attwood, ‘Historiography on the Australian Frontier’, in Bain Attwood and S.G. Foster (eds), Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2003, pp. 169-84
  • Bain Attwood and Doreen Mellor, ‘The Officers: “On the Ground”‘, in Doreen Mellor and Anna Haebich (eds), Many Voices: Reflections on Experiences of Indigenous Child Separation, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2002, pp. 139-59
  • Bain Attwood and Fiona Magowan, ‘Introduction’, in Bain Attwood and Fiona Magowan (eds), Telling Stories: Indigenous History and Memory in Australia and New Zealand, Allen & Unwin/Bridget Williams Books, Sydney, 2001, pp. xi-xvii
  • ‘”Learning About the Truth”: The Stolen Generations Narrative’, in Bain Attwood and Fiona Magowan (eds), Telling Stories: Indigenous History and Memory in Australia and New Zealand, Allen & Unwin/Bridget Williams Books, Sydney, 2001, pp. 183-212
  • ‘Space and Time at Ramahyuck’, in Peter Read (ed.), Settlement: A History of Australian Indigenous Housing, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2000, pp. 41-54
  • ‘The Burden of the Past in the Present’, in Michelle Grattan (ed.), Essays on Australian Reconciliation, Bookman Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 254-59.
  • Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, ‘The Fight for Aboriginal Rights’, in Robert Manne (ed.), The Australian Century: Political Struggle in the Building of a Nation, Text Publishing, Melbourne, 1999, pp. 264-92
  • Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, ‘Representation Matters: The 1967 Referendum and Citizenship’, in Nicolas Peterson and Will Sanders (eds), Citizenship and Indigenous Australians: Changing Conceptions and Possibilities, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1998, pp. 118-40
  • ‘Making History, Imagining Aborigines and Australia’, in Tim Bonyhady and Tom Griffiths (eds), Prehistory to Politics: John Mulvaney, the Humanities and the Public Intellectual, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 98-116
  • ‘The Past as Future: Aborigines, Australia and the (Dis)Course of History’, in Bain Attwood (ed.), In the Age of Mabo: History, Aborigines and Australia, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1996, pp. vii-xxxviii
  • ‘Mabo, Australia and the End of History’, in Bain Attwood (ed.), In The Age of Mabo: History, Aborigines and Australia, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1996, pp. 100-16
  • ‘Introduction’, in Bain Attwood and John Arnold (eds), Power, Knowledge and Aborigines, La Trobe University Press, Melbourne, 1992, pp. i-xvi