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

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Connors, Libby. 2017. "Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 27-41
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Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1417
Book TitleRecovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives
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AuthorConnors, Libby
EditorsBaker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Sulway, Nike
Page Range27-41
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages15
Year2017
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
ISBN9781527503250
Web Address (URL)http://www.cambridgescholars.com/recovering-history-through-fact-and-fiction
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.

Keywordsbush legend, Aboriginal men, Aboriginal law, manliness, sexual exploitation, Caboolture, pioneers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020450107. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
430302. Australian history
450599. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community not elsewhere classified
430303. Biography
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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