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The "Black War" in Arnhem Land : missionaries and the Yolngu 1908-1940

Author: Mickey Dewar; Australian National University. North Australia Research Unit.
Publisher: Darwin : Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historical account of the background and responses to the killings of Japanese and Europeans in East Arnhem Land in the 1930s; history of the creation of Arnhem Land and early contact - explorers, pastoralists and missionaries; establishment of Roper River, South Goulburn Island, Emerald River, Milingimbi and Yirrkala Missions; the slaying of five Japanese trepangers at Caledon Bay (1932) and Fagan, Traynor and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Dewar, Mickey.
Black War" in Arnhem Land.
Darwin : Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit, 1992
(OCoLC)624414844
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mickey Dewar; Australian National University. North Australia Research Unit.
ISBN: 0731514270 9780731514274
OCLC Number: 27544482
Description: xiv, 107 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Mickey Dewar.

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Historical account of the background and responses to the killings of Japanese and Europeans in East Arnhem Land in the 1930s; history of the creation of Arnhem Land and early contact - explorers, pastoralists and missionaries; establishment of Roper River, South Goulburn Island, Emerald River, Milingimbi and Yirrkala Missions; the slaying of five Japanese trepangers at Caledon Bay (1932) and Fagan, Traynor and McColl on Woodah Island (1933); subsequent trial (of Tuckiar) and its wider impact on the question of land rights; role of the police, government, missions , the press and anthropology.

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