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The Resource James Morrill : Captive of empire, Bruce Breslin

James Morrill : Captive of empire, Bruce Breslin

Label
James Morrill : Captive of empire
Title
James Morrill
Title remainder
Captive of empire
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Breslin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Morrill was an eye-witness to Australia's longest war that roiled the Australian continent episodically for 140 years. Shipwrecked on the Queensland coast in 1846, he lived with the Aboriginal people until he presented himself to the advancing colonists seventeen years later in 1863. Morrill, concerned about the killing of his companions and the seizure of their lands, took the initiative and appointed himself their emissary to the Queensland government. With his friends' approval, he sought an end to the violence and requested recognition of Aboriginal land. Australians in the nineteenth century openly debated the crisis of integrity they faced: how could they continue to justify their remorseless war against the original inhabitants of the country? Newspapers at the time acknowledged the violence on the expanding frontier and the reproach that was threatening to rest upon the history of the nation. They recognised in Morrill an opportunity to avert this tragedy. Morrill's proposals were ignored and the war continued. In its aftermath, historians in the first half of the twentieth century erased frontier conflict and produced an expurgated version of Australian history. This publication contains Morrill's own story exactly as it was written in 1863. It is addressed to a nation that is much more willing to be reconciled. Morrill never spoke of guilt: he simply wanted solutions so that both peoples could move forward."--Back cover
Summary
James Morrill was an eye-witness to Australia's longest war that roiled the Australian continent episodically for 140 years. Shipwrecked on the Queensland coast in 1846, he lived with the Aboriginal people until he presented himself to the advancing colonists seventeen years later in 1863. Morrill, concerned about the killing of his companions and the seizure of their lands, took the initiative and appointed himself their emissary to the Queensland government. With his friends' approval, he sought an end to the violence and requested recognition of Aboriginal land.
Biography type
individual biography
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10640208
Cataloging source
ANL
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1949-
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Breslin, Bruce
Dewey number
994.3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1824-1865
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Morrill, James
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True
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  • Morrill, James
  • Castaways
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Castaways
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Queensland
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
captive of empire
Label
James Morrill : Captive of empire, Bruce Breslin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-126) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950821
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 128 pages
Isbn
9781925588262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982431243
Label
James Morrill : Captive of empire, Bruce Breslin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-126) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950821
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 128 pages
Isbn
9781925588262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982431243

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