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The Resource 'Every mother's son is guilty...' : policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905, Chris Owen

'Every mother's son is guilty...' : policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905, Chris Owen

Label
'Every mother's son is guilty...' : policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905
Title
'Every mother's son is guilty...'
Title remainder
policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905
Statement of responsibility
Chris Owen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Every Mother's Son is Guilty, Chris Owen provides a compelling account of policing in the Kimberley district from 1882, when police were established in the district, until 1905 when Dr. Walter Roth's controversial Royal Commission into the treatment of Aboriginal people was released. Owen's achievement is to take elements of all the pre-existing historiography and test them against a rigorous archival investigation. In doing so a fuller understanding of the complex social, economic and political changes occurring in Western Australia during the period are exposed. The policing of Aboriginal people changed from one of protection under law to one of punishment and control. The subsequent violence of colonial settlement and the associated policing and criminal justice system that developed, often of questionable legality, was what Royal Commissioner Roth termed a 'brutal and outrageous state of affairs'. Every Mother's Son is Guilty is a significant contribution to Australian and colonial criminal justice history
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, Chris
Dewey number
994.1403
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jandamarra
  • Roth, Walter Edmund
  • Western Australia
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Police
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Kimberley (W.A.)
  • Kimberley (W.A.)
Label
'Every mother's son is guilty...' : policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905, Chris Owen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages [599] - 623
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Schooling the unruly Aboriginal into obedience" : historiography and literature review -- "The only remaining portion of the large continent of Australia hitherto unoccupied" : setting the scene -- "Weather hot, flies troublesome..." : arrival -- "Show civility and a readiness to assist" : issues and innovations in Kimberley policing -- "These puerile attempts at arrest" : early West Kimberley policing 1882-1890 -- A more powerful and warlike race" : early East Kimberley policing 1882-1890 -- "In the hands of a small oligarchy" : responsible government in Western Australia -- "The squatters have them all" : Aboriginal "outlaws" and a new police force -- "Will you at once take action" : the West Kimberley Police 1890-1898 -- "They show fight on the approach of any white man" : the "killing times" in the East Kimberley 1890-1898 -- "Necessity requires no precedents" : new methods of control 1897-1905 - "They must be allowed the wherewithal to live" : the Roth report -- Postscript "...In no other country are the Aborigines better looked after than Western Australia" Appendices : Appendix 1 - Map of the Kimberley -- Appendix 2 : Table of stock losses
Control code
000057857450
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 632 pages
Isbn
9781742586687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953364869
Label
'Every mother's son is guilty...' : policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905, Chris Owen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages [599] - 623
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Schooling the unruly Aboriginal into obedience" : historiography and literature review -- "The only remaining portion of the large continent of Australia hitherto unoccupied" : setting the scene -- "Weather hot, flies troublesome..." : arrival -- "Show civility and a readiness to assist" : issues and innovations in Kimberley policing -- "These puerile attempts at arrest" : early West Kimberley policing 1882-1890 -- A more powerful and warlike race" : early East Kimberley policing 1882-1890 -- "In the hands of a small oligarchy" : responsible government in Western Australia -- "The squatters have them all" : Aboriginal "outlaws" and a new police force -- "Will you at once take action" : the West Kimberley Police 1890-1898 -- "They show fight on the approach of any white man" : the "killing times" in the East Kimberley 1890-1898 -- "Necessity requires no precedents" : new methods of control 1897-1905 - "They must be allowed the wherewithal to live" : the Roth report -- Postscript "...In no other country are the Aborigines better looked after than Western Australia" Appendices : Appendix 1 - Map of the Kimberley -- Appendix 2 : Table of stock losses
Control code
000057857450
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 632 pages
Isbn
9781742586687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953364869

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