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Author Lewis, Darrell (Darrell J.), author

Title A wild history : life and death on the Victoria River frontier / Darrell Lewis
Edition First edition
Published Clayton, Vic. : Monash University Publishing, 2012
Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2012]
©2012

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 MELB  994.295 Lew/Whl  AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 319 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents The Victoria River Country: Land and People -- First Contact -- The Advance Scouts of Settlement -- The Coming of the Cattle -- Unquiet Times -- Jasper Gorge -- Captain Joe's Bradshaw -- The Wild Wardaman Warriors -- The Victoria River Sheep Saga -- Hard-Riding Individualists -- The Nest of Reputed Thieves
Summary "Drawing on painstaking research into obscure though rich documentary sources, Aboriginal oral traditions, and first hand investigations conducted in the region over thirty-five years, Darrell Lewis pieces together the complex interactions between the environment, the powerful and warlike Aboriginal tribes and the settlers and their cattle, which produced what truly became A Wild History." - Inside front cover
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria River Region (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria River Region (N.T.) -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria River region (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River Region
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Cattle trade -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River Region -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria River region (N.T.)
Cattle trade -- Australia -- Victoria River Region (N.T.) -- History
Cattle trade -- Australia -- Victoria River region (N.T.) -- History
Cattle trade -- Victoria River region (N.T.) -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Victoria River Region (N.T.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Victoria River region (N.T.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River Region
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Victoria River region (N.T.)
Pioneers -- Australia -- Victoria River Region (N.T.) -- History
Ranch life -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Ranches -- Australia -- Victoria River Region (N.T.) -- History
Ranches -- Australia -- Victoria River region (N.T.) -- History
Ranches -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- History.
Ranches -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River Region -- History
Ranches -- Victoria River region (N.T.) -- History
Whites -- Australia -- Victoria River Region (N.T.) -- History
Victoria River Region (N.T.) -- History
Victoria River Region (N.T.) -- Race relations -- History
LC no. 2012450111
ISBN 9781921867262 (paperback)
Other Titles Life and death on the Victoria River frontier