Posts Tagged ‘Aboriginal’

For God’s sake send the trackers

| December 9th, 2015 | Comments Off on For God’s sake send the trackers

Send the TrackersFOR GOD’S SAKE SEND THE TRACKERS… A HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND TRACKERS AND VICTORIA POLICE

By Gary Presland

Following the use of Queensland Aboriginal troopers during the 1879-80 hunt for the Kelly Gang, Victoria Police set up its own corps of Queensland trackers. This publication looks at the intermittent use of Aboriginal trackers by the Victoria Police Force up to the 1880 decision to employ Queensland Aborigines (Murris) on a permanent basis, and the resultant use of these men until 1968. It examines the relationships that existed between the white police and the black trackers over a 90 year period, and details many of the cases on which the Murris worked. The book contains a listing of all the Murris employed in the period 1880 to 1968, and provides personal details of a number of these men.

Originally published by Victoria Press and distributed by Strategic Australia, the book is now distributed solely by Harriland Press.

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Aboriginal Melbourne

| January 28th, 2010 | Comments Off on Aboriginal Melbourne

Aboriginal MelbourneABORIGINAL MELBOURNE: THE LOST LAND OF THE KULIN PEOPLE

By Gary Presland

At the time of European settlement on the Yarra River, the region was occupied by a number of Koorie clans. These groups, members of a confederacy called Kulin, had adapted their way of life to the rich environments their spiritual ancestors had created. This book details that way of life and looks also at the rapid and massive changes at the European invasion brought, both to the landscapes and to Koorie culture. Highly recommended for assisting with understanding traditional Aboriginal life in this area.

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