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The Making of Capricornia Queensland 1840's - 1940'S

Capricornia Queensland stretches from Great Keppel Island, Rockhampton , Gladstone and Mount Morgan in the East, following the region of the Tropic of Capricorn through Dingo, Banana, Emerald and Clermont all the way West to Longreach, Barcaldine, Winton, the Outer Barcoo and Cooper's Creek. This is one of the most colourful regions in the whole of Australia.

This book brings it all to life in a way which your old textbooks never did. There is a chapter on bush legends, bushrangers and cattle duffers, stories about Breaker Morant and King O'Malley, grotesqueries in the goldfields of Crocodile Creek, an account of the great shearers' strike of 1891, first-hand reports of the payback massacres of Hornet Bank and Cullin-la-Ringo, accounts of the railway to Longreach and the birth of Qantas in Winton, evocations of the plight of the Murries and the South Sea Islanders, and a long chapter about the women of Capricornia Queensland as pioneers, stoic mothers, nurses, novelists and cross-cultural communicators.

Contents:
Intro
1. The Murries of Capriconria Queensland: Legends and Lifestyle
2. Explorers and Settlers: White European Perspectives, 1770s-1880s
3. The Payback Massacres of Hornet Bank and Cullin-la-Ringo, 1857-1861
4. The Murries as Exiles and Political Prisoners Under the Act, 1890s-1940s
5. South Sea Islanders of Capricornia Queensland
6. Grotesqueries in the Goldfields
7. The Women of Capricornia Queensland, 1860-1930: Pioneers, Station Wives, Nurses, Scientists and Novelists
8. Up-Country: From the Fitzroy Basin to the Barcoo
9. The Great Shearers' Strike: Barcaldine and Clermont, 1891
10. Droughts, Floods and Conservation in Capricornia Queensland
11. Bush Legends, Bushrangers and Cattle-Duffers
12. Great Keppel Island, Emu Park and King O'Malley
13. A Tale of Two Cities: Rockhampton and Gladstone
14. Two World Wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s

Hardback, 1994, 306pages, very good condition, dedication in cover back Please click here to ask a question
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