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Settler massacres on the Port Phillip frontier, 1836-1851, Lyndall Ryan

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Settler massacres on the Port Phillip frontier, 1836-1851
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Settler massacres on the Port Phillip frontier, 1836-1851
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Lyndall Ryan
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eng
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"This article addresses the vexed question of settler massacres of Aboriginal Victorians on the Port Phillip frontier 1836-1851. It argues for a new approach to the question by combining the models of Aboriginal resistance and settler activism within a framework that considers colonialism as a dynamic, contested and ongoing process. It then applies the methods of massacre investigation devised by historical sociologist Jacques Semelin to analyse a range of printed sources from the period to identify the scale, pre-conditions, types, prevalence and evidence of settler massacres across the three major pastoral regions in Port Phillip. In analysing the data, the article finds that settler massacres were widespread and responsible for the deaths of more than 11 per cent of the known Aboriginal population in Port Phillip in 1836. The data also identifies three pre-conditions and four types of massacre and that most were perpetrated by settlers but that the various mounted police units also played a key role. The article concludes that settler massacres have played a more significant role in the dramatic Aboriginal population decline in Port Phillip than historians of the Aboriginal resistance school have estimated." [Author's abstract]
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Settler massacres on the Port Phillip frontier, 1836-1851, Lyndall Ryan
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Bibliography: p. 271-273
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Settler massacres on the Port Phillip frontier, 1836-1851, Lyndall Ryan
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 271-273

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