Something like slavery?: Queensland's Aboriginal child workers, 1842-1945

Robinson, Shirleene Something like slavery?: Queensland's Aboriginal child workers, 1842-1945. North Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008.

Author Robinson, Shirleene
Title Something like slavery?: Queensland's Aboriginal child workers, 1842-1945
Place of Publication North Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australian Scholarly Publishing
Publication year 2008
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9781740971874
Language eng
Total number of pages 358
Abstract/Summary The rapid economic development of Queensland in the 19th and early 20th centuries was due in a large way to the work of Aboriginal children. Some as young as two years old, they were forced to work with white people building the region's industries. This book is the first full-length examination of their exploitation. Drawing on extensive original research, Dr Shirleene Robinson brings to light the exploitation and abuse inflicted on Aboriginal children to benefit white settlers. Many of these children were part of Queensland's earliest 'stolen generations'. Their forcible removal from their parents and family groups caused great pain and suffering that is still felt today. [Book summary from publisher]
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