God, Guns and Government on the Central Australian Frontier

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Restoration, 2006 - Aboriginal Australians - 386 pages
Was Mounted Constable William Willshire really the cold blooded killer of thousands of Aboriginal people in Central Australia, or was he the first man to write a love poem to an Aboriginal woman. This book goes beyond the sterotypes to answer this and other questions on Central Australia history.
 

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Contents

Me and all about bigfellow cry 1891
1
FAITH TO FAITH 18771885
9
Prophets to the desert
11
There is no government among them
25
Women and children first
33
GOVERNMENT ON THE LINE 18361890
57
Animal spirits and the Wastelands of the Crown
59
Law or war? Scaling justice for the frontier
77
Listening in order not to hear
229
Burying ghosts
253
THE TRIALS OF WILLIAM WILLSHIRE 1891
261
The trials of William Willshire
263
Who killed Ereminta? A retrial
301
EPILOGUE
309
Consequences
311
List of persons
323

Communication command and constituency
99
ON THE FRONTIER OF MORAL HAZARD 18851890
123
The weight of the Word
125
Frolic on the frontier
151
The law of desire
189
THE TRIAL OF THE FINKE RIVER MISSION 1890
199
Gods imperialists and the party of government
201
Illustrations
326
Acknowledgments
327
Notes
329
Published sources
365
Published sources
369
Index
379
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