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John Drysdale and the Burdekin / Roy Connolly ; with a foreword by Sir Arthur Fadden. Burdekin River sketchbook / by Russell Drysdale
Bib ID 2333762
Format BookBook
Author
Connolly, Roy
 
Description Sydney : Ure Smith, 1964 
214 pages, [47] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 26 cm. 
Summary

Story of foundation of Pioneer Sugar Mills Ltd on the Burdekin Delta; mentions capture of Barbara Thomson by Torres Strait Islanders after she survived shipwreck and her later rescue; story of James Morrill, who lived for seventeen years with Aboriginal tribe after surviving shipwreck although three other survivors unable to adapt and eventually died; dispossession of land by settlement; violent actions of Native Mounted Police and others; introduced diseases.

Notes

Includes index.

Map on front lining paper.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Drysdale, John, 1847-1928.  |  Sugarcane -- Queensland.  |  Health - Infectious diseases.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Law enforcement - Police - Native police.  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Kanakas.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Sugar.  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  Burdekin River Delta (Qld.)  |  Burdekin River (NE Qld SE55, SF55)
Other authors/contributors Drysdale, Russell, Sir, 1912-1981. Burdekin River sketchbook
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Burdekin river sketchbook

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