Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman

Connors, Libby (2017) Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman. In: Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 27-41. ISBN 978-1-5275-0325-0

Abstract

On the morning of 5 February 1857 Peter Glynn crawled into the grounds of Caboolture Homestead. Glynn was seriously injured as a result of an Aboriginal attack which his fellow timber-getter did not survive, forcing him to spend three nights alone in the rainforest scrub which then lined the Caboolture River in southern Queensland. This attack at what became known as Deadman's Pocket developed into pioneering folklore. An investigation into Glynn's past however helps to place this attack into the context of a frontier that was both sexually violent and brutal and helps us to re-construct Aboriginal law thirty-five years after the coming of permanent British settlement to the region.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 02:52
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 04:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: bush legend, Aboriginal men, Aboriginal law, manliness, sexual exploitation, Caboolture, pioneers
Fields of Research : 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
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210304 Biography
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940404 Law Enforcement
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33810

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