'Black Troopers': Native Police operations in the Townsville district

Richards, Jonathan (2013). 'Black Troopers': Native Police operations in the Townsville district. In Annette Burns (Ed.), Lectures in Queensland History. Selected Lectures on Queensland History from the Lectures in Queensland History Series: 30 November 2009 - 27 February 2012 (pp. 74-80) Townsville, QLD, Australia: Townsville City Council.

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Author Richards, Jonathan
Title of chapter 'Black Troopers': Native Police operations in the Townsville district
Title of book Lectures in Queensland History. Selected Lectures on Queensland History from the Lectures in Queensland History Series: 30 November 2009 - 27 February 2012
Place of Publication Townsville, QLD, Australia
Publisher Townsville City Council
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780980730562
0980730562
Editor Annette Burns
Chapter number 5
Start page 74
End page 80
Total pages 7
Total chapters 7
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
European colonisation of the Australian continent, beginning at Sydney in 1788, reached the northeast quarter (today’s Queensland) fifty years afterwards. The land was not, as some Europeans initially thought, an empty un-owned territory. First Australians - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people - often resisted the invaders’ arrival. Calls for protection from ‘attacks,’ by these ‘natives’ prompted colonial governments to search for solutions. One practical and cheap answer, already used in other colonies, was the deployment of native troops to protect settlers. In Queensland, these soldiers were called Native Police...
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Additional Notes Lecture presented at CityLibraries Thuringowa Central 21 February 2011.

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