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The Resource Blood revenge : murder on the Hawkesbury, 1799, Lyn Stewart

Blood revenge : murder on the Hawkesbury, 1799, Lyn Stewart

Label
Blood revenge : murder on the Hawkesbury, 1799
Title
Blood revenge
Title remainder
murder on the Hawkesbury, 1799
Statement of responsibility
Lyn Stewart
Title variation
Murder on the Hawkesbury, 1799
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Blood Revenge examines the first time that white men were held to account in a criminal court of New South Wales for killing Australian Aborigines. It happened in 1799, just 11 years after the New South Wales colony began. This book answers the disturbing question: Why were five men found guilty of killing two Aborigines - yet they were never punished? The story lays bare the nature of black-white relations at the colony's Hawkesbury River frontier settlement. Governor John Hunter tried to carry out his orders and stop the wanton killing of Aborigines. Inevitably, there was a divide between policy and practice. Author Lyn Stewart's own ancestor murdered two Aborigines at the Hawkesbury River settlement over two hundred years ago. 'My grandfather thought this was something we should not talk about. By delving into this part of my family history I have learned not only why the murders happened but also about the volatile and uncertain relationships between settlers and Aborigines as the colony's land grants steadily displaced the local people from their traditional lands.'
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Lyn
Dewey number
994.4203
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hunter, John
  • Dore, Richard
  • Jemmy
  • Little George
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Hawkesbury River Region (N.S.W.)
Label
Blood revenge : murder on the Hawkesbury, 1799, Lyn Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The death of Hodginson and Wimbo -- the Argyle Reach settlers -- Hawkesbury Aborigines encounter British colonists -- Violence escalates -- An unusual charge for murder -- The trial begins -- The evening of the murders - the evidence -- Evidence from New South Wales Corps -- The defence -- The politics - Governor Hunter, Mr Dore and the New South Wales Corps -- The reckoning, the verdict, Hunter's response and the outcome -- Conclusions
Control code
000053477233
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781925078466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs (some colour), facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892628459
Label
Blood revenge : murder on the Hawkesbury, 1799, Lyn Stewart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The death of Hodginson and Wimbo -- the Argyle Reach settlers -- Hawkesbury Aborigines encounter British colonists -- Violence escalates -- An unusual charge for murder -- The trial begins -- The evening of the murders - the evidence -- Evidence from New South Wales Corps -- The defence -- The politics - Governor Hunter, Mr Dore and the New South Wales Corps -- The reckoning, the verdict, Hunter's response and the outcome -- Conclusions
Control code
000053477233
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781925078466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs (some colour), facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892628459

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
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