This exploration of Aboriginal history is divided into four main sections, moving from the Dreaming through contact history, to massacres and resistance, on to assimilation policies and the politics of Aboriginal cultures, to a final section on historiography – the various ways in which Aboriginal history has been made and remade. In this, it broadly follows the structure of the documentary and of the CD ROM. The significance of all of this is continually being revisited via the daily struggles over history, the ongoing links between the past and the present. So while these four sections are ostensibly about different periods (1788-1830; 1830-1860; 1860 to 1938) all are also about the present and about history.

Pam’s part starts at 1h53min