Why Warriors lie down and die’ Trudgeon, R. 2000, Aboriginal Resource and Development Service, Darwin

Looks in detail and specific reasons why even the hardest and dedicated cultural basions eventually just give up the fight for cultural and physical survival.

From obvious wrongs committed against aboriginal people such as massacres to supposed good intention effects of providing western medical services this book presents the nightmare which is aboriginal and non-aboriginal interactions in a coherent and easy to understand format and goes as long way to providing some reasons as to why it has proven so difficult to ‘solving the issues’.

Enlightening book but depressing. ($30).