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

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

Book CategoryAuthored book
ERA Publisher ID1092
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AuthorConnors, Libby
Number of Pages280
Year2015
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN9781760110482
Web Address (URL)http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=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.

KeywordsDundalli, Aboriginal Australians, Queensland colonization history
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
450107. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
430302. Australian history
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call no. 994.30049915 Con.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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