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A distant field of murder : Western District frontiers, 1834-1848

Author: Jan Critchett
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author challenges some previously strongly held opinions about the Aborigines: that their only shelters were frail mia-mias, that they had no attachment to a particular area of land, and that  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Critchett
ISBN: 0522845274 9780522845273
OCLC Number: 27487190
Notes: Originally published: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1990.
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "and the shout was given that the black fellows were coming"; "the savage tribes are ... intermingled with us"; "that's my country belonging to me"; "when the white people come the water goes away"; "and yet it is singular so few are met"; "every gentleman's establishment ... has been molested by the natives; "more than thirty are said to have been thus laid low"; "it's too bad to shoot the unfortunates like dogs"; "the Governor would give them plenty flour, tea, sugar and Bulgarrer"; "making them feel that they shall not murder and plunder with impunity"; "if ever anything is done with the natives, it will be by their good example"; "instances of violent collision ... are now rarely heard of"
Responsibility: Jan Critchett.

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