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Author Svendsen, Mark Nestor, 1962-

Title Poison under their lips / Mark Svendsen
Published Port Melbourne : Lothian, 2001


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Description 208 pages : map ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Lothian YA fiction
Lothian YA fiction
Summary In the year 1876, Arthur Wilbraham, young, Christian, well-educated and idealistic, has come from South Australia to the new Colony of Queensland to help 'save' the natives. Wilbraham joins the Queensland Native Police as a cadet officer. Serving under the infamous Lieutenant Frederick Wheeler, Arthur's education in the methods of this most notorious police force begins. Travelling throughout the central part of the colony, the Native Police undertake their commission to 'disperse troublesome blacks'. Their actions in brutally murdering and raping Aboriginal people give bitter meaning to these words. Their journey is also the journey of Arthur Wilbraham - one which traces his descent into a very personal hell
Audience For young adults
Subject Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Juvenile fiction.
Police brutality -- Australia -- Queensland -- Fiction.
Historical fiction, Australian.
Police -- Complaints against -- Juvenile fiction.
Police brutality -- Juvenile fiction.
Police -- Australia -- Queensland -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Salvation -- Fiction.
South Australia -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Aboriginal
Juvenile works.
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