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Yagan : a different kind of hero 1833 / Neville Green AM Ph.D. (UWA) Ph.D. (Murdoch)
Bib ID 7091695
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Green, Neville, 1933- author
 
Edition First edition. 
Access Conditions Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned this material contains information on ancestral remains and may be culturally sensitive. 
Description Clarkson, Western Australia : Focus Education Services, 2016 
x, 53 pages : illustrations (some colour), one map, portraits (some colour) ; 22 cm 
ISBN 9780994211910 (paperback)
Summary

"Yagan Square in Central Perth recognises Yagan, the son of Midgegooroo, the leader of the Beeliar tribe, a territory on the southern side of the Canning River and within the greater metropolitan area. He was born about 1800 but remembered only for his brief interaction with the British settlers who began taking up land at the Swan River in 1829. Yagan's recorded history is limited to the years 1831 to 1833 yet since then, as seen in the bibliography filling the last pages of this booklet, he has generated more books, articles and letters to the Press than any other Indigenous Australian of the 19th Century. In the final months of his life he was described as the Wallace of his Age, a reference to the Scottish Patriot whose head was displayed in London. Yagan was shot for a reward by a boy who welcomed as a friend and the preserved head was taken to England in 1834. The second part of this booklet covers the 20th century search for Yagan's skull and its discovery and triumphant return to Western Australia"--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Yagan -1833.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Swan River Region -- Biography.  |  Human remains (Archaeology) -- Repatriation -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Swan River Region -- History.  |  Restorative justice -- Western Australia.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous.  |  Death - Human remains - Removal.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Death - Human remains - Reburial.  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  History - Battles.  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah people (W41) (WA SI50)  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Law enforcement - Prisons - Prisoners - Men.  |  History - Genealogy and family history.  |  Law enforcement - Punishment - Executions.  |  History - Frontier conflict - Western Australia.  |  History - Frontier conflict - Leaders.  |  Cultural heritage - Repatriation - Human remains.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Djarlgarra / Canning River (SW WA SI50-02)  |  Swan River (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Heirisson Island (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Fremantle (Perth SW WA SI50-02)  |  Australian

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