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Born to command - not to take orders! : the Brooks family of Balbinia station : pioneers of Israelite Bay Western Australia / by John Simpson
Bib ID 7330508
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Simpson, John, author
 
Description Carlisle, Western Australia : Hesperian Press, 2017 
©2017 
xi, 135 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps, plans ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9780859056472 (paperback)
Summary

pages 23- John Brooks' journey to Eucla; accompanied by "Jackie" a local Aboriginal man who helped to find water sources; signs of inland Aboriginal people called "Badooks" by the Mirning; Aboriginal people direct the travellers to water; party returns from Eucla accompanied by another Aboriginal boy "Chinaman"; page 61 : Heinrich Dimer working as a shepherd for John Brooks; cooperates with local Aboriginal people in hunting kangaroos and sharing proceeds; Aboriginal people working as shepherds -- Chapter 14 : Insights into Aboriginal ife : Aboriginal shepherds; imprisonment at Rottnest Island of Aboriginal people caught for theft of livestock; Aboriginal knowledge of botany; methods of obtaining water; initiation rites, nose piercing; account of the murder of an Aboriginal woman named Jessie on Balbina station by Aboriginal man Neru or Noru.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 106-129) and indexes.

Subjects Brooks family.  |  Brooks, John Paul, 1849-1930.  |  Brooks, Sarah Theresa, 1850-1928.  |  Pioneers -- Western Australia -- Biography.  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Mirning people (A9) (WA SH52-14)  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Ngatjumaya / Ngatjumay / Ngatju people (A3) (WA SI51-03)  |  Animals - Livestock - Stealing and killing.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Sheep and wool.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Botany.  |  Western Australia -- History.  |  Israelite Bay (SE WA SI51-07)  |  Balbinia / Balbinya (SE WA SI51-07)  |  Australian

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