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The Resource Pathfinders : a history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW, Michael Bennett ; foreword by Bernadette Riley

Pathfinders : a history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW, Michael Bennett ; foreword by Bernadette Riley

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Pathfinders : a history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW
Title
Pathfinders
Title remainder
a history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bennett ; foreword by Bernadette Riley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the explorer to the pioneer, the swagman to the drover’s wife, with a few bushrangers for good measure, Europeans play all the leading roles. A rare exception is the redoubtable tracker. With skills passed down over millennia, trackers could trace the movements of people across vast swathes of country. Celebrated as saviours of lost children and disoriented adults, and finders of missing livestock, they were also cursed by robbers on the run. Trackers live in the collective memory as one of the few examples of Aboriginal people’s skills being sought after in colonial society. In New South Wales alone, more than a thousand Aboriginal men and a smaller number of women toiled for authorities across the state after 1862. This book tells the often unlikely stories of trackers including Billy Bogan, Jimmy Governor, Tommy Gordon, Frank Williams and Alec Riley. Through his work on native title claims, historian Michael Bennett realised that the role of trackers – and how they moved between two worlds – has been largely unacknowledged. His important book reveals that their work grew out of traditional society and was sustained by the vast family networks that endure to this day. Pathfinders brings the skilled and diverse work of trackers not only to the forefront of law enforcement history but to the general shared histories of black and white Australia
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLAV
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Bennett, Michael
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Riley, Bernadette
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Tracking and trailing
  • Police
Target audience
adult
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Label
Pathfinders : a history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW, Michael Bennett ; foreword by Bernadette Riley
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Publication
Note
Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068060084
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
526 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369337153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1200274882
Label
Pathfinders : a history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW, Michael Bennett ; foreword by Bernadette Riley
Publication
Note
Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068060084
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
526 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369337153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1200274882

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