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Author Nettelbeck, Amanda.

Title In the name of the law : William Willshire and the policing of the Australian frontier / Amanda Nettelbeck, Robert Foster
Published Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2007


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 W'PONDS  363.2809942 Willsh Net/Itn  DUE 30-10-19
Description 227 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 23 cm
Summary In 1891 Mounted Constable William Willshire, the Officer in Charge of the Native Police, was arrested for the murder of two Aboriginal men. His career was centred in the Northern Territory during the 1880s and 1890s then administered by South Australia. He commanded the Central Australian corps of Native Police, initially under South Australian and later under the Northern Territory administration, from its establishment in November 1884 until his arrest for murder in April 1891. With Aboriginal resistance to European incursions upon their land was at its height, it escalated the hardening of racial attitudes and national sentiment. The authors examine the qualities, strengths and weaknesses of this man against the changing times he was living through
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 209-217
Subject Willshire, William, 1792-1851.
Northern Territory. Native Police Corps -- Biography.
Police, Rural -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australian police -- Northern Territory -- Biography
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Government relations -- 1851-1901
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Government relations -- 1851-1901
Trials (Murder) -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Foster, Robert, 1958-
ISBN 9781862547483 paperback