The Resource Taming the north, by Hudson Fysh

Taming the north, by Hudson Fysh

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Taming the north
Title
Taming the north
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by Hudson Fysh
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Summary
Story of Alexander Kennedy, Scottish migrant who arrived at Rockhampton in 1861; p.31-34; Details of Cullin-la-ringo massacre and Fraser massacre at Hornetbank; p.85-91; Aboriginal/white relations, native police, quotes Parry-Okeden report; p.94-97; Massacre at Woonamo waterhole 12m. from Sulieman Creek homestead, 1878, hunt for murderers, piebald native among murderers, notes on cannibalism quoting Andrew Petrie; p.121-125; Disperses party of natives who raided homestead, killed cattle; warning of subsequent raid given by native servant, free translation of songs from preparatory corroboree, Kennedys complaints at police headquarters, Brisbane; p.126- 139; Authors meeting with natives near Wollogorang Station between Burketown and the Roper River; general description of Aboriginal life, quotes W.E. Roth on the Kalkadoons in Cloncurry district; nomadic hunting & gathering existence, use of fire, domestication of dingo; three types of shelter among Cloncurry tribes; north of Cloncurry, huts on raised platforms to avoid flooding, fires to prevent mosquitoes; dress & ornaments; use of coolamon, skin water bags, hair or string dilly-bag, hafted greenstone axes, other weapons; camp fights, womens fights; brief notes on class system with example for Upper Flinders River tribe; death & sickness attributed to enemies, bone pointing described; message sticks sent by Kalkadoons to Georgina River tribes to arrange trade markets; galah & lizard myth; pituri bartered on the upper Mulligan River; dance steps, boomerangs & thigh slapping as accompaniment; feathers, ochres & copi as ceremonial decorations Kalkadoon & Mitakoodi attitude to white men; p.141-145; Murder of Beresford (officer in charge of Native Police, Cloncurry district), F.C. Urquharts work with Native Police to track murderers; p.148-149; p.177-186; Tracking down of natives who continued to attack white settlers & spear their cattle
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1895-1974
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Fysh, Hudson
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  • Parry-Okeden, W. E.
  • Petrie, A
  • Roth, Walter Edmund
  • Kennedy, Alexander
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Taming the north, by Hudson Fysh
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Publication
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Originally published: Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1933
Control code
M0051247
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed. rev. and enl.
Extent
[xvii], 265 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
RB copy - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Isbn
9780207121128
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
498 ; 8688
System control number
0073460
Label
Taming the north, by Hudson Fysh
Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1933
Control code
M0051247
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed. rev. and enl.
Extent
[xvii], 265 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
RB copy - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Isbn
9780207121128
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
498 ; 8688
System control number
0073460

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