The frontiersmen who came to the Victoria River District of Australiaas Northern Territory included cattle and horse thieves, outlaws, capitalists, dreamers, drunks, madmen and others, from the explorers of the 1830s and 1850s to the founders of the big stations in the 1880s and 1890s, and the cattle duffers in the early 1900s. This book looks at them all. Drawing on painstaking research into obscure and rich documentary sources, Aboriginal oral traditions, and first-hand investigations conducted in the region over thirty-five years, Darrell Lewis pieces together the complex interactions between the environment, the powerful and warlike Aboriginal tribes and the settlers and their cattle, which produced what truly became A Wild History.Life and Death on the Victoria River Frontier Darrell Lewis ... a#39;a wild reckless fellow [who] would charge hell with a bucket of water. a splendid athlete and boxer, and a terror on the blacks. ... He had shockingly cruel methods of killing or maiming aboriginal people and collected their ears or skulls as trophies.65 When a a#39;boya#39; of ... Willshire Cruikshank collection complied with this request.66 In his book, In.
|Title||:||A Wild History|
|Publisher||:||Monash University Publishing - 2012-03-01|