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Fatal Collisions: The South Australian Frontier and the Violence of Memory

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Synopsis:

In 1849, James Brown, a South Australian pastoralist, was charged with the shooting deaths of nine Aboriginal people. Unable to find witnesses, the crown was forced to drop the case even though the magistrate was convinced of his guilt. Two generations later, a glowing biography of Brown's life noted merely that he was involved in a change of poisoning an Aboriginal man, but emerged from the trial with a clean slate. Why had the story changed so much: form shooting to poisoning, from nine victims to one, from evading trial to being found innocent? Fatal Collisions is about violence on the South Australian frontier and the ways in which it has been remembered in Anglo-Australian accounts of the past.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781862545335
Subtitle:
The South Australian Frontier and the Violence of Memory
Publisher:
Wakefield Press Pty, Limited (AUS)
Author:
James, Ruth Marchant
Author:
Hosking, Rick
Author:
Foster, Robert
Location:
Kent Town, S. Aust.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Australian aborigines
Subject:
Massacres
Subject:
South Australia.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Aboriginal Australians
Series Volume:
E-853
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168

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Fatal Collisions: The South Australian Frontier and the Violence of Memory
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Product details 168 pages Wakefield Press Pty, Limited (AUS) - English 9781862545335 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1849, James Brown, a South Australian pastoralist, was charged with the shooting deaths of nine Aboriginal people. Unable to find witnesses, the crown was forced to drop the case even though the magistrate was convinced of his guilt. Two generations later, a glowing biography of Brown's life noted merely that he was involved in a change of poisoning an Aboriginal man, but emerged from the trial with a clean slate. Why had the story changed so much: form shooting to poisoning, from nine victims to one, from evading trial to being found innocent? Fatal Collisions is about violence on the South Australian frontier and the ways in which it has been remembered in Anglo-Australian accounts of the past.
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