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Author Watson, Pamela.

Title Frontier lands and pioneer legends : how pastoralists gained Karuwali land / Pamela Lukin Watson
Published St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1998

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Description ix, 136 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : maps ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: constructing the pioneer legend. Part I: The Pastoral Memoirs. 2. Pioneering lives: John Costello, Robert Collins and Oscar de Satg ̌-- 3. Pioneering lives: Mary Durack and Alice Duncan-Kemp -- 4. Karuwali lives: individuals and groups -- 5. Attitudes to land and reactions to its loss. Part II: Contesting the Legend: Other Sources and Debates. 6. The Karuwali and their neighbours in nineteenth-century records -- 7. The decimation of the Karuwali -- 8. Voices of protest -- 9. Towards a shared history
Summary "Frontier Lands and Pioneer Legends" presents reports from the frontier, the memoirs of five pioneering families who in the 1860s 'opened up' part of the Channel Country in southwest Queensland, an area of spinifex and sandhill country the size of Belgium. The writers of these memoirs had much in common: the three male writers were contemporaries; two families were blood relatives; each owned sequentially one or more of the properties owned by other members of the five. And yet a careful reading of these first hand accounts of life on the pastoral frontier reveal startling differences in how the pioneering experience is portrayed. Some present a conventional picture: brave and enterprising pioneers struggling against nature, their hard work in harsh conditions benefitting those who came after. But in some, darker elements come to the surface... Which version is the more valid? Here is Australia's remembered past at its most accessible: intriguing characters, both white and black, and a topical issue enlivened by a fresh approach
Analysis Biography
Costello family
Duncan family
Durack family
History, 1801-1900
Land settlement
Land tenure
Pastoral industry
Queensland
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography
Subject Collins, Robert Martin, 1843-1913.
Costello, John, 1838-1923.
De Satgé, Oscar, 1836-
Durack, Patrick, 1834-1898.
Costello family.
Duncan family.
Durack family.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Queensland.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Queensland -- Channel Country
Karuwali (Australian people) -- Land tenure -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.)
Karuwali (Australian people) -- Land tenure -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.)
Graziers -- Queensland -- Channel Country -- Biography -- History and criticism
Karuwali (Australian people) -- History.
Karuwali (Australian people) -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.)
Karuwali (Australian people) -- Land tenure.
Karuwali (Australian people) -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Queensland -- Channel Country
Land tenure -- Australia -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.)
Land tenure -- Australia -- Queensland.
Land tenure -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.)
Land tenure -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.)
Land tenure -- Australia -- Queensland -- Channel Country
Pioneers -- Australia -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) -- Biography -- History and criticism
Pioneers -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Pioneers -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) -- Biography -- History and criticism
Pioneers -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) -- Biography
Pioneers -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) -- Biography -- History and criticism
Pioneers -- Australia -- Queensland -- Channel Country -- Biography -- History and criticism
Ranchers -- Australia -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) -- Biography -- History and criticism
Ranchers -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Ranchers -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) -- Biography -- History and criticism
Ranchers -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) -- Biography
Ranchers -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) -- Biography -- History and criticism
Channel Country (Qld.-S. Aust) -- Social life and customs
Channel Country (Qld.-S. Aust.) -- History
Channel Country (Qld.-S. Aust.) -- Social life and customs
Channel Country (Qld.-S.A) -- Social life and customs
Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) -- History
Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) -- Social life and customs
Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust) -- Social life and customs
Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) -- History
Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) -- Social life and customs
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 98201170
ISBN 1864484950 (paperback)
Other Titles Frontier lands & pioneer legends
Frontier lands & pioneer legends