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Author Gibson, Ross, 1956- author

Title Seven versions of an Australian badland / by Ross Gibson
Published St. Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.35 Gib/Svo  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 198 pages : map ; 20 cm
regular print
Series New Items
Contents A beginning -- Version 1. Land gone wrong -- Version 2. Ghosts -- Version 3. Fatality -- Version 4. The sinister glamour of modernity -- Version 5. A history of quiet suspicion -- Version 6. Ancestors adrift -- Version 7. Melancholy state -- Exit -- Reading behind the versions
Summary "To travel this long, lonely road is to traverse a stretch of brutal history and to enter a gigantic crime scene. The landscape itself holds a million clues to a horror story blazing across two centuries. Winding through a haunted place that is forever frontier territory, this road is the scene of casual as well as callous murder whether from the 1970s, the 1960s or the 1860s. Not for nothing is it known as the 'Horror Stretch'. In this compulsively readable new book, Ross Gibson drives right back along that dangerous stretch and finds himself deep in the Badland. Part road movie, part memoir, part murder mystery, Seven Versions of an Australian Badland embarks on an enthralling journey through time, into the realms of myth and magic, narcissism and genocide."--Publisher's website
Analysis Queensland
Bibliography Bibliography
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland.
Genocide -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Crime -- Australia -- Queensland -- Rockhampton -- History
Murder -- Australia -- Queensland, Central -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Treatment -- Australia -- Queensland, Central.
Crime -- Australia -- Queensland, Central -- History.
Crime -- Australia -- Rockhampton (Qld.) -- History.
Queensland, Central -- History.
Rockhampton (Qld.) -- Description and travel.
Queensland, Central -- Description and travel.
Rockhampton (Qld.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2003428445
ISBN 0702233498 :
9780702233494 (paperback)
Other Titles 7 versions of an Australian badland