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In the name of the law : William Willshire and the policing of the Australian frontier / Amanda Nettelbeck, Robert Foster
Bib ID 3945195
Format BookBook
Author
Nettelbeck, Amanda
 
Description Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2007 
227, [20] p. of plates : ill., 1 map, ports. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781862547483
Summary

In 1891 Mounted Constable William Willshire, the Officer in Charge of the Native Police, was arrested for the murder of two Aboriginal men. His career was centred in the Northern Territory during the 1880s and 1890s then administered by South Australia. He commanded the Central Australian corps of Native Police, initially under South Australian and later under the Northern Territory administration, from its establishment in November 1884 until his arrest for murder in April 1891. With Aboriginal resistance to European incursions upon their land was at its height, it escalated the hardening of racial attitudes and national sentiment. The authors examine the qualities, strengths and weaknesses of this man against the changing times he was living through.

In 1891 Mounted Constable William Willshire, the Officer in Charge of the Native Police, was arrested for the murder of two Aboriginal men. His career was centred in the Northern Territory during the 1880s and 1890s, then administered by South Australia. He commanded the Central Australian corps of Native Police, initially under South Australian and later under the Northern Territory administration, from its establishment in November 1884 until his arrest for murder in April 1891. With Aboriginal resistance to European incursions upon their land at their height, the hardening of racial attitudes and national sentiment escalated. The authors examine the qualities, strengths and weaknesses of this man against the changing times he was living through.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 209-217.

Subjects Willshire, William.  |  Northern Territory. Native Police Corps -- Biography.  |  Police, Rural -- Northern Territory -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australian police -- Northern Territory -- Biography  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Government relations, -- 1851-1901.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Government relations, -- 1851-1901.  |  Trials (Murder) -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Law enforcement - Police - Native police.  |  Law enforcement - Police.  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej people (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.  |  Gender relations - De facto relationships.  |  Animals - Livestock - Stealing and killing.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Race relations - Representation - Literature.  |  Tempe Downs (South Central NT SG53-01)  |  Angerle / Annas Reservoir (South Central NT SF53-09)  |  Owen Springs (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  Undoolya / Ndolya (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Barrow Creek (Central NT SF53-06)  |  Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  Glen Helen (South Central NT SF53-13)
Other authors/contributors Foster, Robert
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