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A cloud of hapless foreboding : Assistant Protector William Thomas and the Port Phillip aborigines 1839-1840 / edited and with commentary by Richard Cotter
Bib ID 3620634
Format BookBook
Author
Thomas, William, 1791-1867
 
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Description Sorrento, Vic. : Nepean Historical Society, 2005 
iii, 85 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0975712756
Summary

This book is a selection of Thomas's writings of 1839 and 1840. He was an observer of Aboriginal societies- particularly the Woi Wurrung, the Boon Warrung and the Daung wurrung people as they confronted changes that were not of their making.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Preface i
  • 1 Thomas and the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate 1
  • 2 First Impressions 8
  • 3 'Into the Field' 13
  • 4 Thomas at Arthur's Seat 25
  • 5 Back to the Settlement 32
  • 6 To Arthur's Seat and Back 40
  • 7 Thomas returns to Arthur's Seat 45
  • 8 'What an awful picture' 49
  • 9 'A Summary of my Labours' 60
 
Notes

"September 2005"

NL copy signed by author.

Subjects Thomas, William, - 1791-1867 - Diaries.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Victoria - Port Phillip Region - History.  |  Port Phillip Bay Region (Vic.) - History.
Other authors/contributors Cotter, Richard  |  Nepean Historical Society (Vic.)
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Assistant protector William Thomas and the Port Phillip Aborigines 1839-1840.

William Thomas and the Port Phillip Aborigines 1839-1840.

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