A hanging, a hostage drama and several homicides: why sovereignty in 1859 is problematic

Connors, Libby (2009) A hanging, a hostage drama and several homicides: why sovereignty in 1859 is problematic. Queensland History Journal, 20 (12). pp. 716-727. ISSN 1447-1345

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Abstract

This article briefly considers the strength and continuity of traditional Indigenous culture into the 1850s in the oldest parts of white settlement by briefly considering three particularly provocative events of the 1840s and 1850s. This is the persistence of European insecurity in response to the hanging of the title, a hostage drama initiated by the Nunukul of Stradbroke Island and a homicide enforced by northern traditional owners which were all important manifestations of Indigenous politics and law – perhaps the most understudied aspects of colonial Queensland history.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. 'Copyright in the text of each paper published in the Journal remains with the author.'
Depositing User: Dr Libby Connors
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009 02:54
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 04:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous; sovereignty; early Queensland; criminal justice
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6191

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