Rivers and Resilience traces the history of Aboriginal people along Sydney's Georges River from the early periods of British and Irish settlement to the present. It offers a dramatically new approach to Aboriginal history in an urban setting in Australia. Leading historians investigate the continuities and changes experienced by Aboriginal communities in this densely settled suburban area where the continued presence of Aboriginal people, including traditional owners, is largely - and wrongly - ignored.
Heather Goodall is a professor in the transforming cultures division at the University of Technology-Sydney. She is a leading historian of Aboriginal Australia who has also been widely published in areas of environmental history. She is the coauthor of "Isabel Flick: The Many Lives of an Extraordinary Aboriginal Woman, " which won the inaugural Magarey Medal in 2005. Allison Cadzow is a researcher at the University of Technology in Sydney.