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The Resource Frontier history revisited : colonial Queensland and the 'history war', Robert Ørsted-Jensen

Frontier history revisited : colonial Queensland and the 'history war', Robert Ørsted-Jensen

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Frontier history revisited : colonial Queensland and the 'history war'
Title
Frontier history revisited
Title remainder
colonial Queensland and the 'history war'
Statement of responsibility
Robert Ørsted-Jensen
Title variation
Colonial Queensland and the 'history war'
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Frontier history revisited' allows its reader an opportunity to examine and compare the most prominent statements made during the skirmish known as 'The history war', with a chronological listing of key primary sources to colonial Queensland's history. It then goes on to examine political and other forms of dissent to her frontier Indigenous policies and the actual role, presence and influence of missionaries and protectors. Finally it presents and debates anew the evidence of white and black victims to frontier violence in north-eastern Australia, for the first time providing a full listing of all recorded Europeans and assistants who fell victim during the nineteenth century to this violence within the territory of the present day state of Queensland."--Back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ørsted-Jensen, Robert
Dewey number
994.303
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Windschuttle, Keith
  • Manne, Robert
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Queensland
Label
Frontier history revisited : colonial Queensland and the 'history war', Robert Ørsted-Jensen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "... or why the latest chapter in the Australian 'history wars' was never more than badly-equipped political spin-doctoring and a very post-modern style of 'journalism'."
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 259-70
Contents
Queensland and Australian colonial history : Eurocentrism and a defining moment; The actual voices of dissent; Contextualising Queensland; Frontier violence and its death toll; Accusations and denials -- Fact or fabrication? : "Dispersal"; "Invasion", "Guerrilla war" and "War of extermination"; Retribution ratio; Forensic evidence: haunting images; Bourbong Street; Golgotha; Collectors' items, so to speak; Urban myth or reality? : Kilcoy; Whiteside; Outback rumour is rife -- The purging of the evidence: procrastination and monomania; A system of collision reporting; Destruction of records -- The myth of missionary prominence : outlining some key problems: hardly any missionaries; no need to promote separation; missionaries did not spearhead dissent; The reponsibility of governments -- Conclusionary notes: no gullible victims of foreign influence; Aspects of balance and the value of life; Echoes from contemporary estimates; On the conservative side; A pioneer assessment; Those treacherous northern blacks -- Appendix A - Listing the death toll of the invader: General; Evidence and basic methodology; Dissimilar, uneven and inconsistent evidence; Frontier casualties, public records and history; Records of Aboriginal casualties; Records of European casualties; The death toll of Aboriginal assistants; Estimating the quantity of records missing; Graphical illustrations and listing -- Appendix B: The lost native police reports
Control code
000048384724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9781466386822
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)772419314
Label
Frontier history revisited : colonial Queensland and the 'history war', Robert Ørsted-Jensen
Publication
Note
  • "... or why the latest chapter in the Australian 'history wars' was never more than badly-equipped political spin-doctoring and a very post-modern style of 'journalism'."
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 259-70
Contents
Queensland and Australian colonial history : Eurocentrism and a defining moment; The actual voices of dissent; Contextualising Queensland; Frontier violence and its death toll; Accusations and denials -- Fact or fabrication? : "Dispersal"; "Invasion", "Guerrilla war" and "War of extermination"; Retribution ratio; Forensic evidence: haunting images; Bourbong Street; Golgotha; Collectors' items, so to speak; Urban myth or reality? : Kilcoy; Whiteside; Outback rumour is rife -- The purging of the evidence: procrastination and monomania; A system of collision reporting; Destruction of records -- The myth of missionary prominence : outlining some key problems: hardly any missionaries; no need to promote separation; missionaries did not spearhead dissent; The reponsibility of governments -- Conclusionary notes: no gullible victims of foreign influence; Aspects of balance and the value of life; Echoes from contemporary estimates; On the conservative side; A pioneer assessment; Those treacherous northern blacks -- Appendix A - Listing the death toll of the invader: General; Evidence and basic methodology; Dissimilar, uneven and inconsistent evidence; Frontier casualties, public records and history; Records of Aboriginal casualties; Records of European casualties; The death toll of Aboriginal assistants; Estimating the quantity of records missing; Graphical illustrations and listing -- Appendix B: The lost native police reports
Control code
000048384724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9781466386822
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)772419314

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