Congratulations to Samuel Furphy and Amanda Nettlebeck for the publication of their edited collection Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies (Routledge, 2019). This book explores how the concept of ‘protection’ was applied to Indigenous peoples of Britain’s antipodean colonies. Tracing evolutions in protection from the 1830s until the end of the nineteenth century, the contributors map the changes and continuities that marked it as an inherently ambivalent mode of colonial practice. In doing so, they consider the place of different historical actors who were involved in the implementation of protective policy, including metropolitan and colonial administrators, Protectors or similar agents, government interpreters and church-affiliated missionaries, settlers with economic investments in the politics of conciliation, and the Indigenous peoples who were themselves subjected to colonial policies. Contributors include Penelope Edmonds, Zoë Laidlaw, Shaunnagh Dorsett, Skye Krichauff, Tim Rowse, Joanna Cruikshank and Malcolm Allbrook.