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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Bulldog and Musquito, Aboriginal warriors from the Hawkesbury, were captured and sent to Norfolk Island following frontier skirmishes in New South Wales. Eventually, Bulldog seems to have made it home. Musquito was transported to Van Diemen's Land, where he laboured as a convict servant. He never returned. Hohepa Te Umuroa was arrested near Wellington in 1846, with a group of Maori warriors. Five of the men were transported to Van Diemen's Land where Te Umuroa died in custody. More than 140 years later, his remains were carried home to New Zealand. Booy Piet, a twenty-six year-old Khoisan soldier from the Cape Colony, was transported to Van Diemen's Land for desertion in 1842. After three years of convict labour, he died in Hobart General Hospital. These men are among 130 aboriginal convicts who were transported to and within the Australian penal colonies. They lived, laboured, were punished, and died alongside other convicts, but until this groundbreaking book, their stories had largely been forgotten.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • This work contains three parts:

    I New South Wales

    1. Banishing Musquito, Bull Dog and Duall

    2. Diverging destinies

    3. Jackey's Pitiful State

    4. Dancing in Defiance

    5. Exiled to Goat Island

    6. Driving out the White Fellows

    7. The Hanging Judge

    8. Exemplary Punishments at Port Phillip

    9. Sentences to 'Instil Terror'

    10 Aboriginal deaths in Custody

    11 A Less Destructive Alternative

    II The Cape Colony

    12 From the 'Cockatoo of Cape Town' to Sydney

    13 Indicted for the crime of theft

    14 Mutiny and Desertion

    15 'Black Peter' the bushranger

    III New Zealand

    16 In Open Rebellion

    17 A Merciful Alternative

    18 Repatriating Hopepa Te Umuroa, 1988

  • Other formats: also electronic source

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Books , 2012 .
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      Extent: xxii, 298 p., [16] p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.

        Includes bibliographical references and index.

        Issued also in various ebook formats.

      ISBN: 9781742233239 (pbk.), 1742233236 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Christine Yeats , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , June vol. 99 no. 1 2013; (p. 99-101)

— Review of Aboriginal Convicts : Australian, Khoisan and Maori Exiles Kristyn Harman 2012 single work biography
[Untitled] Christine Yeats , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , June vol. 99 no. 1 2013; (p. 99-101)

— Review of Aboriginal Convicts : Australian, Khoisan and Maori Exiles Kristyn Harman 2012 single work biography
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