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The Gulf Country : The Story of People and Place in Outback Queensland.

Author: Richard J Martin
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the resilient people who make their home in Australia's far north, from the 'wild time' of the frontier days to the present.
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Martin, Richard J.
The Gulf Country : The Story of People and Place in Outback Queensland
Sydney : Allen & Unwin,c2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Martin
ISBN: 1760870994 9781760870997
OCLC Number: 1090494650
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (241 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Imprint page; Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; A note on the images; Map of the Gulf Country; Chapter 1: The Gulf Country; Chapter 2: Wild Time; The first explorers; The establishment of Burketown; Drinking and dying on the Australian frontier; Settlement and abandonment; The arrival of the Native Police and the impact of violence on Aboriginal people in Wild Time; Chapter 3: The Plains of Promise; The early stations; Aboriginal involvement in the pastoral industry in the early days; Chapter 4: Gulf stations in the twentieth century Early developments in the pastoral industrySubdivisions and consolidations; From sheep to cattle; The arrival of motor vehicles; Work life on the stations; Mustering and branding; Droving; Gardening and cooking; Social life; Aboriginal involvement in the pastoral industry in the early twentieth century; Chapter 5: Early days in Burketown; Burketown in the early twentieth century; Aboriginal settlements around Burketown; The arrival of the missionaries; Burketown in decline; Back to Burketown; Chapter 6: Chinese history in the Gulf Country; The long walk; Sam Ah Bow; Willie Sou Kee Yuen Kim HookIndigenous identity and mixed ancestry in the Gulf Country; Chapter 7: The end of an era in the pastoral industry; From Shorthorn to Brahman; From droving teams to road trains; From leg roping in mobile mustering camps to helicopters and the cradle; From call signs to satellite phones; From family-owned properties to financial assets; The end of Aboriginal employment on the stations; Chapter 8: Equal rights, mining and the campaign for native title; Land rights and contests over bush resources; Native title and the Century Mine; Chapter 9: Nijinda Durlga-My Country The resolution of native land claimsManaging Country; Conflict and coexistence; Picture Section; Further reading about the Gulf Country; Endnotes; Index

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The story of the resilient people who make their home in Australia's far north, from the 'wild time' of the frontier days to the present.

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