Why was the history of the Australian native people left out of history books?
Leaving the Australian native people out of history books was a conscious decision of the colonizers. Under the colonizers, the history of Australia was traced from the time Captain Cook discovered the land. This method gave an impression that Australia had no past history or any history worth mentioning or recording. Thus, colonial intentions of keeping English civilisation at a higher stand over the native civilisation was easily achieved by keeping the Australian native people out of the history books.