A New Province?: The Closer Settlement of Monto

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Boolarong Publications for Monto Shire Council, 1982 - Monto (Qld. : Shire) - 164 pages
Chapter 1 outlines the upheaval caused to Aboriginal people by the advances of European settlement; recounts some attacks on livestock; the competition for food and rising racial tensions, the increase of Native Police and many murders and subsequent reprisals resulting in the killing of up to 80 Aboriginal people in 1857; use of Aboriginal people as agricultural labour; Photograph of Lucy of Cania on page 8. Includes a transcription of "four corroboree songs of the Korenggoreng", page 3. Significant decline of the Aboriginal population - census of 1976 numbers 23 Aboriginal people in Monto Shire.

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