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Old Melbourne memories

Author: Rolf Boldrewood
Publisher: Melbourne : George Robertson, 1884.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brief references to hostility between natives and settlers; includes Chapter VIII; The native police account of incidents around authors run at Eumeralla.
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Genre/Form: Yellowback books
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rolf Boldrewood
OCLC Number: 154259429
Description: viii, 182 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: P. 41-48: description of hostilities between settlers in the Eumeralla region; spearing of cattle; food and clothing given to Aboriginal women and children; mention of James Dawson of Kangatong as a philanthropist and author of a book about the language, tribal rites and ceremonies of the Aborigines of the region; p. 49-50 mention of individuals "Jupiter" as chieftain of a " tribe which specially affected the Rocks and the neighbourhood of the extinct volcano; "Cocknose" named by the early settlers because of the shape of his nose; Hunt for Jupiter and Cocknose for sheep stealing at Mount Napier station; massacre of Aborigines; p. 53: Author's adoption of Aboriginal boy "Tommy"p. 55 Ch. VIII: Theft by Aborigines of goods from settler's hut; Native police including Buckup, Tallboy and Yapton in pursuit of Aborigines who has stolen ivestock; p. 63 remnant of tribe gathered and "civilized" at Lake Condah.
Responsibility: by Rolf Boldrewood.

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Brief references to hostility between natives and settlers; includes Chapter VIII; The native police account of incidents around authors run at Eumeralla.

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