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The Resource The gulf country : the story of people and place in outback Queensland, Richard J. Martin

The gulf country : the story of people and place in outback Queensland, Richard J. Martin

Label
The gulf country : the story of people and place in outback Queensland
Title
The gulf country
Title remainder
the story of people and place in outback Queensland
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the resilient people who make their home in Australia's far north, from the wild time of the frontier days to the present. There is something about the Gulf Country that seems to become part of you. With its great rivers, grassy plains and mangrove-fringed coastline, Queensland's remote Gulf Country is rich and fertile land. It has long been home to Aboriginal people and, since the 1860s, also to Europeans and to settlers with Chinese, Japanese and Afghan ancestry. Richard J. Martin tells the story of a century-and-a-half of exploration and colonisation, the growth of cattle and mining industries, and the impact of Christian missionaries and Indigenous activism, through to the present day. He acknowledges the brutal realities of violence and dispossession, as well as the challenges of life on the land in northern Australia. Drawing on extensive interviews with people across the Gulf Country, this is a lively and colourful account of tight-knit communities, relationships across cultures and resilience in the face of adversity
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Richard J
Dewey number
994.38
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country life
  • Country life
Target audience
adult
Label
The gulf country : the story of people and place in outback Queensland, Richard J. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgements -- A not on the images -- Map of the Gulf Country -- Chapter 1: The Gulf Country -- Chapter 2: Wild Time - The first explorers - The establishment of Burketown - Drinking and dying on the Australian frontier - Settlement and abandoment - The arrival of the Native Police and the impact of violence on Aboriginal people in Wild Time -- Chapter 3: The Plains of Promise - The early stations - Aboriginal involvement in the pastoral industry in the early days -- Chapter 4: Gulf Stations in the Twentieth Century - Early development in the pastoral industry -Subdivisions and consolidations - From sheep to cattle - The arrival of motor vechiles - Work life on the stations - Mustering and branding - Droving - Gardening and cooking - Social life - Aboriginal involement in the pastoral industry in the early twentith century -- Chapter 5: Early Days in Burketown - Burketown in the early twentieth century - Aboriginal settlements around Burketown - The arrival of the missionaries - Burketown in decline - Back to Burketown -- Chapter 6: The long walk - Sam Ah Bow - Willie Sou Kee - Yuen Kim Hook - Indigenous identity and mixed ancestry in the Gulf Country -- Chapter 7: The end of an era in the pastoral industry - From Shorthorn to Braham - From droving team to road trains - From leg roping in mobile mustering camps to helicopters and the cradle - From call signs to satellite phones - From famil-owned properties to financial assets - The end of Aboriginal employment on the stations -- Chapter 8: Equal Rights, Mining and The Campaign for Native Title - Land rights and contests over bush resources - Native title and the Century Mine -- Chapter 9: Nijjnda Durlga-My Country - The resolution of native land claims - Managin Country - Conflict and coexistence -- Further reading anout the Gulf Country -- Endnotes -- Index
Control code
000065147694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 194 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760631659
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1083357908
Label
The gulf country : the story of people and place in outback Queensland, Richard J. Martin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgements -- A not on the images -- Map of the Gulf Country -- Chapter 1: The Gulf Country -- Chapter 2: Wild Time - The first explorers - The establishment of Burketown - Drinking and dying on the Australian frontier - Settlement and abandoment - The arrival of the Native Police and the impact of violence on Aboriginal people in Wild Time -- Chapter 3: The Plains of Promise - The early stations - Aboriginal involvement in the pastoral industry in the early days -- Chapter 4: Gulf Stations in the Twentieth Century - Early development in the pastoral industry -Subdivisions and consolidations - From sheep to cattle - The arrival of motor vechiles - Work life on the stations - Mustering and branding - Droving - Gardening and cooking - Social life - Aboriginal involement in the pastoral industry in the early twentith century -- Chapter 5: Early Days in Burketown - Burketown in the early twentieth century - Aboriginal settlements around Burketown - The arrival of the missionaries - Burketown in decline - Back to Burketown -- Chapter 6: The long walk - Sam Ah Bow - Willie Sou Kee - Yuen Kim Hook - Indigenous identity and mixed ancestry in the Gulf Country -- Chapter 7: The end of an era in the pastoral industry - From Shorthorn to Braham - From droving team to road trains - From leg roping in mobile mustering camps to helicopters and the cradle - From call signs to satellite phones - From famil-owned properties to financial assets - The end of Aboriginal employment on the stations -- Chapter 8: Equal Rights, Mining and The Campaign for Native Title - Land rights and contests over bush resources - Native title and the Century Mine -- Chapter 9: Nijjnda Durlga-My Country - The resolution of native land claims - Managin Country - Conflict and coexistence -- Further reading anout the Gulf Country -- Endnotes -- Index
Control code
000065147694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 194 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760631659
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1083357908

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