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Author Macleod, Colin, 1934- author

Title Patrol in the dreamtime / Colin Macleod
Published Port Melbourne : Mandarin, 1997
Kew, Victoria : Mandarin, 1997


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.2905 Macleo Mac/Pit  AVAILABLE
 MELB  994.2905 Macleo Mac/Pit  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents Appendix 1: Test to be applied in considering whether or not a part Aboriginal child should be taken from an Aboriginal mother on a settlement or pastoral property (25th August 1959) -- Appendix 2: Assistant Director of Welfare (through the Administrative Officer (general)): part coloured children: Wave Hill
Summary "Discharged from National Service in the navy in the 1950s, the young Colin Macleod was bored witless as a clerk. He sought adventure as a patrol officer in the Northern Territory. From Hermannsburg, Narwietooma and the Pintubi people to Wave Hill and the Gorinji people to Bathurst Island and the Tiwi people, patrol officer Macleod did the best that he could for the dispossessed indigenous peoples. He experienced it all at first hand, the squalor of the Blacks' camps on the fringes of the big cattle stations, the limbo status of the Yellafellas, the Myalls, the prosecution of Whites who flogged Blacks, the sexual exploitation of part-Aboriginal children now known as 'the stolen generation'. This is not a book by some southern academic theorist. It is a first hand report of a young worker in the field. It is always confronting, sometimes funny and sometimes shocking. This is a must read for every Australian with a conscience. It doesn't ask us to feel guilty. It asks us to help find a better way."--Publisher
Analysis Aboriginal Australians - Australia - Northern Territory - Government relations
Aboriginal Australians - Australia - Northern Territory - Social conditions
Federal issue
History, 1946-1969
Law enforcement
Macleod, Colin, 1934-
Northern Territory
Northern Territory - History - 20th century
Peace officers - Australia - Northern Territory - Biography
Social conditions
Welfare measures
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includses index
Subject Macleod, Colin, 1934-
Macleod, Colin.
Northern Territory. Welfare Branch Patrol
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Law enforcement -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Peace officers -- NORTHERN TERRITORY -- Biography
Peace officers -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Northern Territory -- History -- 1945-1965
Northern Territory -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 97194475
ISBN 1863305483