The Resource Coniston, Michael Bradley

Coniston, Michael Bradley

Label
Coniston
Title
Coniston
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bradley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Mowed them down wholesale!' With these words, a judge summed up the last great punitive massacre of Aboriginal people in Australia. Coniston, Central Australia, 1928: the murder of an itinerant prospector at this isolated station by local Warlpiri triggered a series of police-led expeditions that ranged over vast areas for two months, as the hunting parties shot down victims by the dozen. The official death toll, declared by the whitewash federal inquiry as being all in self-defence, was 31. The real number was certainly multiples of that. Coniston has never before been fully researched and recorded; with this book that absence in Australia's history is now filled. As the last great mass killing in our country's genocidal past but an event largely unremembered, it reminds us that, without truth, there can be no reconciliation
Cataloging source
YDX
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Bradley, Michael
Dewey number
994.29042
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Massacres
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Massacres
  • Northern Territory
  • Coniston Station (N.T.)
  • Australia
Label
Coniston, Michael Bradley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
This book contains language, words and descriptions that may be considered offensive or distressing. The author notes that in this book he has "quoted directly from many contemporary sources, including diaries, letters, newspapers, books and government records. The way that many Australians during the relevant period spoke about Aboriginal people, the language they used to describe them and their attitudes to them, are frequently shocking in their brutality, contempt and naked racism. I have not sanitised or censored any of it because I believe it is important, as part of rediscovering and comprehending this episode in our history, that we understand what was considered acceptable, indeed uncontroversial, in Australian society at the time..."--Author's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-264)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065971387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9781760801038
Lccn
be2019041199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1112131575
Label
Coniston, Michael Bradley
Publication
Copyright
Note
This book contains language, words and descriptions that may be considered offensive or distressing. The author notes that in this book he has "quoted directly from many contemporary sources, including diaries, letters, newspapers, books and government records. The way that many Australians during the relevant period spoke about Aboriginal people, the language they used to describe them and their attitudes to them, are frequently shocking in their brutality, contempt and naked racism. I have not sanitised or censored any of it because I believe it is important, as part of rediscovering and comprehending this episode in our history, that we understand what was considered acceptable, indeed uncontroversial, in Australian society at the time..."--Author's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-264)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065971387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9781760801038
Lccn
be2019041199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1112131575

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
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