Review of Timothy Bottoms, Dnabugay Country: An Aboriginal History of Tropical North Queensland

Evans, R. L. (2000) Review of Timothy Bottoms, Dnabugay Country: An Aboriginal History of Tropical North Queensland. Queensland Review, 7 2: 107-108.

Author Evans, R. L.
Title Review of Timothy Bottoms, Dnabugay Country: An Aboriginal History of Tropical North Queensland
Journal name Queensland Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1321-8166
2049-7792
Publication date 2000-10-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 107
End page 108
Total pages 2
Editor Patrick Buckridge
Belinda McKay
George Lafferty
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Abstract Bottoms has worked diligently to produce a study of the Djabugay people of the Cairns hinterland which covers their pre-contact history, their frontier and post-frontier relations with the European land-takers, their experience of segregation and institutionalisation and their contemporary struggles and triumphs in around just 100 pages of text and still manages to fit 74 thoughtfully chosen and sensitively captioned illustrations into the analysis. Sure, there is talk here of frontier battles, massacres, forced removals and a swag of sundry other brutalities, but they are not laid on too thickly. There is just enough for even the most obdurate of intellects to be stirred by the suspicion that it may not have been all 'beer and skittles' under the tropical Queensland sun in those long bygone days.
Q-Index Code C4
Additional Notes Reviewed title misspelt in article. Correct title is "Djabugay Country: An Aboriginal History of Tropical North Queensland".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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