'I Cannot Say the Numbers that Were Killed'

Ørsted-Jensen, Robert and Evans, Raymond (2014). 'I Cannot Say the Numbers that Were Killed'. In: Conflict in History: The Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference 2014. Abstract Book. AHA 2014: The Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference. Conflict in History, St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, (28-28). 7-11 July, 2014.

Author Ørsted-Jensen, Robert
Evans, Raymond
Title of paper 'I Cannot Say the Numbers that Were Killed'
Conference name AHA 2014: The Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference. Conflict in History
Conference location St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 7-11 July, 2014
Proceedings title Conflict in History: The Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference 2014. Abstract Book
Place of Publication Fullarton, SA, Australia
Publisher sapro Conference Management
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Published abstract
Open Access Status
Start page 28
End page 28
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper suggests that there is a way to arrive at a proximate, dependable estimate of the number of Aboriginal frontier casualties at the hands of colonial Queensland’s Native Police Force. By using data that provides accurate information on the number and duration of ‘police’ camps, the frequency of patrols, the surviving records of clashes and dispersals of Aborigines, as well as some reported body counts, it is possible to arrive at a defensible mathematical estimate of the quotient of state sponsored frontier killings across a half century span. Furthermore, this makes it possible to suggest a better estimate of the total Aboriginal death toll.
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