Discuss: How and why does history get revised over time?

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How and why does history get revised over time? What revelations have there been about Aboriginal history, and histories of other peoples?

The recommended book on Aboriginal history is:
Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident?/ Bruce Pascoe

Or, as an alternative, on histories of other peoples, you could try this:
Boudica : the life of Britain's legendary warrior queen / Vanessa Collingridge

Dark Emu

Available from the library as book, audio and e-book (though the most recent e-book version has many holds on it). There are various versions so hopefully the library will allow interlibrary loan of the less recent ones.
http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/search/C__Sdark%20emu%20Bruce%20Pascoe__Orightresult?lang=eng

Available from the publisher as book and e-book. There is also a TED talk by the author in this link.
https://www.magabala.com/culture-and-history/dark-emu.html

Dymocks has available as book and e-book
https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/dark-emu-by-bruce-pascoe-9781921248016
https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/dark-emu-by-bruce-pascoe-9781925768954

Reviews / articles
https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-dark-emu-and-the-blindness-of-australian-agriculture-97444

Boudica

Available from the library as a book:
http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/search/C__SBoudica%20vanessa%20collingridge__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=def

Available from Dymocks as a book
https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/boudica-by-vanessa-collingridge-9780091898205

Available from Penguin as book or e-book
https://www.penguin.com.au/books/boudica-9781446445013

Article
https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/boudica-boudicca-boadicea-warrior-woman-celtic-who-what-fate-queen-roman-empire/