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Musquito brutality and exile : aboriginal resistance in New South Wales and Van Diemen's land / Michael Powell.
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364.155092 POW
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"Published by Fullers Bookshop Pty Ltd with the assistance of the Plomley Foundation of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania" -- title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Prolegomenon : occupation; Exile; The Black War and the "extinction" of "race"? -- Hanging and the man : hanging Musquito; The man, Y-erran-gou-la-ga -- Battle for the Hawkesbury: setting the scene; Conflict and the beginning of catastrophe; A narrative landscape and psychic invasion; Disease and the Great Dying; Pemulwuy: charismatic resistance; Musquito and the mantle of resistance; war and terror; The surrender of Musquito and the problem of the law; Musquito in Sydney; Another Musquito? -- Norfolk Island : Banishment and Norfolk Island; Musquito on Norfolk Island -- Van Diemen's Land : early settlement; The Tasmanian Aborigines; Return to Sydney; Tales of the colonies; Musquito and the bushrangers; Grievance; The cult of resistance and Indian food; Warrior return; The magnitude of events: demographic implosion; Grindstone Bay; The trial of Musquito; The lead up to Grindstone Bay; The shape of war and terror; Capture of Musquito; A lost historic moment; Rage and execution -- Heroes and villains: representing resistance -- Conclusion: the man.
Year:
2016.
Publication details:
Hobart, TAS : Fullers Bookshop Pty Ltd with the assistance of the Plomley Foundation of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Description:
x, 222 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
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9780994561138;
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monograph
Abstract:
As a child Musquito witnessed the British settlement of Sydney, as a young adult he took part in resistance to that settlement for which he was sentenced to Norfolk Island. After transfer to Van Diemen's Land he played a part in escalating violence between
the Indigenous people and European settlers for which he was hung in 1824 at the height of the conflict.
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