Amongst the Blacks single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1876 1876
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John Middleton, second son of a large Birmingham manufacturer, determines to settle in Australia. He selects land in outback NSW, 60 - 70 miles from the nearest European. After several years he marries and has two children, who are stolen after he punishes some Aborigines for stealing cattle. He recovers them with the aid of neighbours, and they kill about 40 Aborigines in revenge. Apart from a few words from Mrs Middleton in favour of not harming the Aborigines, the tale supports the advance of settlement and the accompanying destruction of the tribes almost smugly. (PB)

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  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Journal vol. 11 no. 135 August 1876 Z1085108 1876 periodical issue 1876 pg. 649-652
Last amended 24 Jan 2005 14:30:31
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  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • New South Wales,
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