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Political, social, and cultural attitudes in Queensland 1890-1899

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Political, social, and cultural attitudes in Queensland 1890-1899
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Political, social, and cultural attitudes in Queensland 1890-1899
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Summary
Includes chap.8; 1890s, the non-accumulation of property seen as cause of nomadic life, restlessness & instability of Aborigines, The Bulletin persistently expounded belief that Aborigines were faced with inevitable extermination, gives Mestons opinions; studies to provide a scientific basis for any attempts to improve the Aborigines conditions (Semon & Roth), refuted opinion that Aborigine was a link between man & monkey; Roths analysis stressed undeveloped nature of Aboriginal language, especially with respect to abstract words, revealed aspects of morality & customs offensive to Europeans e.g. mutilation of Aboriginal youths & girls as a necessary preliminary to marriage, & practice of abortion, intensive rule of law only in cases of major offences - murder, incest & physical violence; old men & elders acted part of judges, influenced public opinion, this evidence significant for white community faced with increase in Aboriginal crimes; prior to the 1890s, State provision of blankets, missionary efforts & individual charity; Mestons erection of experimental reserve at Fraser Island to restore & maintain health of natives; white employers induced to take advantage of the inferior Aborigine by paying him wages in liqour & opium; immoral purposes underlying contracts with Aboriginal women; Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act, Tozers work resisted idea of forcing Aborigines to remain on any one reserve, plans to make reserves attractive to entice Aborigines to stay there, Police to supervise all hiring of Aborigines, supply of liqour to Aborigines outlawed except for medical purposes, payment of wages in opium abolished, natives belief in higher superhuman being included only ghosts & spirits of the deceased
Date time place
1965
Series statement
B.A. Thesis - University of Queensland
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Political, social, and cultural attitudes in Queensland 1890-1899
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Publication
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MS held by University of Queensland
Control code
M0051238
Extent
132 p.
System control number
0073445
Label
Political, social, and cultural attitudes in Queensland 1890-1899
Publication
Note
MS held by University of Queensland
Control code
M0051238
Extent
132 p.
System control number
0073445

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