In the Name of the Law by Amanda Nettelbeck
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In the Name of the Law
By Amanda Nettelbeck

In the Name of the Law

William Willshire and the Policing of the Australian Frontier

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In the Name of the Law by Amanda Nettelbeck

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Mounted Constable William Willshire commanded a corps of Native Police in Central Australia during the 1880s. Notorious for the violence of his patrols, he was eventually tried in 1891 for the murder of two Aboriginal men, and was posted to an even more remote frontier in the Top End. During his time in the Territory, Willshire wrote of his experiences in several extraordinary memoirs. Part murder mystery and part courtroom drama, his story illuminates unfolding issues of race and nationalism in colonial Australia on the eve of Federation. 'This subtle but shocking work penetrates to Australia's heart of darkness ...' - Bain Attwood

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862547483
ISBN-10: 1862547483
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Wakefield Press
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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This book explores the nature and extent of violence on South Australia's frontiers in light of the foundational promise to provide Aboriginal people with the protection of the law, and the resonances of that in social memory. What do we find when we compare the history of the frontier with the patterns of how it is remembered and forgotten?

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