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Gold escort,

Author: Leslie James Blake
Publisher: Melbourne, Hawthorn Press, [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mentions amateur special constables, and an Aboriginal guide, chased and captured a thief p. 3; a stock overseer had a brush with the Onkaparinga tribe, and marched a group of naked Aboriginal people right into the midst of the English settlers' camp p. 4; mentions using native tracks and met Aboriginal people where later overlanding parties endured bloody affrays p. 6; a policeman and blacktracker find a body in a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie James Blake
ISBN: 0725600438 9780725600433
OCLC Number: 723424
Description: iv, 228 pages illustrations, maps (some color), tables 25 cm
Responsibility: by L.J. Blake.

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Mentions amateur special constables, and an Aboriginal guide, chased and captured a thief p. 3; a stock overseer had a brush with the Onkaparinga tribe, and marched a group of naked Aboriginal people right into the midst of the English settlers' camp p. 4; mentions using native tracks and met Aboriginal people where later overlanding parties endured bloody affrays p. 6; a policeman and blacktracker find a body in a creek p. 7; overlanders had difficulties with belligerent Aboriginal people, and arrests and execution of Aboriginal people involved in the murder of the crew and passengers of a wrecked ship p. 7; police protect overlanders from Aboriginal attackers p. 8; public house owner spent most of his time with a native crew sailing around the Coorong p. 8; the Port Lincoln district had a bad name for murders by Aboriginal people, and attempts were made to capture Aboriginal people who continued to harass white settlers p. 9; a policeman stopped an Aboriginal fight by riding between the brawling parties with a drawn sword p. 10; troopers captured some men with the aide of female Aboriginal trackers p. 10; prisoners included two native women p. 11; a captain and his 27 black police were unable prevent the murder of shepherds, the slaughter of animals and attacks by Aboriginal people p. 11; includes reports on the attitude of the natives, investigations of a shepherd suspected of having poisoned five Aboriginal people, and the murder of two white people by marauding Aboriginal people p. 12; travellers to Melbourne reported several times they met small groups of Aboriginal nomads p. 19; a group of diggers travelling to Melbourne '... took Aboriginal pads from native well to well ...' p. 20; overall several Aboriginal guides were engaged, outfitted and fed but eventually all vanished after giving brief assistance p. 32; scouting around a track junction sappers found a spring which marked an Aboriginal camping ground named Catiabrim after a lubra of the Nhill tribe p. 37; the escort party issued their Aboriginal guide with a new shirt, a blanket, and a half pound of tobacco, later the escort party saw smoke from signal fires of an Aboriginal group p. 44; a list of gold fields included one near the Aboriginal station on the Lodden River p. 60-61.

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