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Alternative title: Warrior
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'In the 1840s, white settlement in the north was under attack. European settlers were in awe of Aboriginal physical fitness and fighting prowess, and a series of deadly raids on homesteads made even the townspeople of Brisbane anxious.'

'Young warrior Dundalli was renowned for his size and strength, and his elders gave him the task of leading the resistance against the Europeans' ever increasing incursions on their traditional lands. Their response was embedded in Aboriginal law and Dundalli became one of their greatest lawmen. With his band of warriors, he had the settlers in thrall for twelve years, evading capture again and again, until he was finally arrested and publicly executed.'

'Warrior is the extraordinary story of one of Australia's little-known heroes, one of many Aboriginal men to die protecting their country. It is also a fresh and compelling portrait of life in the early days of white settlement of Brisbane and south east Queensland.' (Source Publisher's website)

Notes

  • This book contains chapters:

    Prologue: The public hanging

    1. Growing up in the Blackall Range

    2. The young negotiator: Trade and diplomacy to March 1842

    3. The Great Toors of 1842?43: The Bora men change strategy

    4. The attack on Gregor's station

    5. White politics and black politics

    6. Attempts at conciliation

    7. The feud continues: Capture, trial, aftermath

  • Epilogue: Remembering Dundalli

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2015 .
      5470991186568830871.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xii,268p.
      Description: illus., map, and ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      • Publication date April 2015
      • Author's note: Traditional owners and their families and supporters do not always agree on language and land boundaries, and sometimes dispute claims of descent from many of the people who feature in this history. This work does not claim authority on any specific native title claim or language boundary, as the contours of Dundalli's life are its central purpose.(Source: page ix)
      ISBN: 9781760110482 (pbk), 1760110485 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Resistance Fighter Book a 'Notable Contribution' 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 August 2016; (p. 39)
'The peak national organisation of historians has declared University of Southern Queensland (USQ) history lecturer Dr Libby Connors' book on Aboriginal resistance fighter Dundalli as a "notable contribution" to the understanding of the Indigenous experience in 19th century Australia. ...'
Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier : Review Russell McGregor , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 47 no. 1 2016; (p. 166-168)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
'The subtitle suggests that this is a biography. In fact it is only partly that, and the biographical elements are not the most successful aspects of the book. Connors’ real achievement lies in her depiction of the collective responses of Aboriginal people to the British intrusion into what is now south-eastern Queensland. ...'
Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 [Book Review] Blake Singley , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2016; (p. 95)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
'The myth of the warrior looms large in the Australian popular imagination. The young men who served at Gallipoli, at the Western Front and across other fields of battle have not faded from the national consciousness and, in many instances, have been canonised as secular saints. ...'
High Flyer to Author : Literary Winner Rises from the Ashes of Redundancy Phil Brown , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 October 2015; (p. 23)
Warrior Queen Lizzie Stafford , 2015 single work biography
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 29 April - 5 May no. 1027 2015; (p. 37)
A Culture Clash Now Understood as War Rohan Wilson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
Killing Time Raymond Evans , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 12 no. 3 2015; (p. 232-236)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier : Review Jonathan Richards , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , December vol. 39 no. 2015; (p. 305-306)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
A Culture Clash Now Understood as War Rohan Wilson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
Killing Time Raymond Evans , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 12 no. 3 2015; (p. 232-236)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier : Review Jonathan Richards , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , December vol. 39 no. 2015; (p. 305-306)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier : Review Russell McGregor , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 47 no. 1 2016; (p. 166-168)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
'The subtitle suggests that this is a biography. In fact it is only partly that, and the biographical elements are not the most successful aspects of the book. Connors’ real achievement lies in her depiction of the collective responses of Aboriginal people to the British intrusion into what is now south-eastern Queensland. ...'
Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 [Book Review] Blake Singley , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2016; (p. 95)

— Review of Warrior : A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier Libby Connors 2015 single work biography
'The myth of the warrior looms large in the Australian popular imagination. The young men who served at Gallipoli, at the Western Front and across other fields of battle have not faded from the national consciousness and, in many instances, have been canonised as secular saints. ...'
Warrior Queen Lizzie Stafford , 2015 single work biography
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 29 April - 5 May no. 1027 2015; (p. 37)
High Flyer to Author : Literary Winner Rises from the Ashes of Redundancy Phil Brown , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 October 2015; (p. 23)
Resistance Fighter Book a 'Notable Contribution' 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 August 2016; (p. 39)
'The peak national organisation of historians has declared University of Southern Queensland (USQ) history lecturer Dr Libby Connors' book on Aboriginal resistance fighter Dundalli as a "notable contribution" to the understanding of the Indigenous experience in 19th century Australia. ...'
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