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The Resource Culture clash : Barak versus the black hats of Melbourne, Mick Woiwod

Culture clash : Barak versus the black hats of Melbourne, Mick Woiwod

Label
Culture clash : Barak versus the black hats of Melbourne
Title
Culture clash
Title remainder
Barak versus the black hats of Melbourne
Statement of responsibility
Mick Woiwod
Title variation
  • Culture clash
  • Barak vs the black hats of Melbourne
Title variation remainder
  • Barak vs the black hats of Melbourne
  • the untold story of how the black hats destroyed Coranderrk
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most Victorians would agree that, yes, European settlement had indeed removed the Wurundjeri from their hunting grounds in the Yarra Valley in the first instance, but surely not from their very last acre later on in 1924. In 1863, after twenty-eight years of dispossession and the death of most of the Colony's 'first people', a repentant government had returned 4,860 acres of land to its Wurundjeri people - they named it Coranderrk. Upon it, the survivors had enthusiastically built a village of twenty-three slab cottages with around it some 500 acres of cleared land grazed by a dairy herd, plus further paddocks devoted to wheat, oats and hops. Enter the 'Black Hats of Melbourne' a wealthy lobby-group committed to the introduction and release into the Victorian bush of such alien creatures as deer, hare, salmon and grouse. In 1874, intent upon additional introductions onto their land, these Black Hats had organised the dismissal of Coranderrk's high-achieving manager. Then, when later informed that senior Elder William Barak, had shot five of their released deer they'd taken control of the Board for the Protection of Aborigines (BPA) and set about the expulsion of its residents to a remote location on the Murray. Standing four-square in their way had been William Barak who, by leading a series of deputations into Melbourne, had blocked every move by the Black Hats to close Coranderrk. Undeterred, these determined intruders had starved Coranderrk of funding and appointed a succession of scurrilous managers with instructions to run the station into the ground. The result was its closure in 1924.
Assigning source
"--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
994.50049915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Culture clash : Barak versus the black hats of Melbourne, Mick Woiwod
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060471264
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780987157478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
Label
Culture clash : Barak versus the black hats of Melbourne, Mick Woiwod
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060471264
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780987157478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles

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