Warrior: a legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier

Connors, Libby (2015) Warrior: a legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia. ISBN 9781760110482

Abstract

In the 1840s, white settlement in the north was under attack. European settlers were in awe of Aboriginal physical fitness and fighting prowess, and a series of deadly raids on homesteads made even the townspeople of Brisbane anxious.

Young warrior Dundalli was renowned for his size and strength, and his elders gave him the task of leading the resistance against the Europeans' ever increasing incursions on their traditional lands. Their response was embedded in Aboriginal law and Dundalli became one of their greatest lawmen. With his band of warriors, he had the settlers in thrall for twelve years, evading capture again and again, until he was finally arrested and publicly executed.

Warrior is a fresh and compelling portrait of life in the early days of white settlement of Brisbane and south east Queensland.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: call no. 994.30049915 Con.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 00:11
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 02:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dundalli, Aboriginal Australians, Queensland colonization history
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
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)
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810199 Defence not elsewhere classified
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27175

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