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Letter describing the response in Adelaide to the news of the murders of white men by Aborigines at the Barrow Creek Telegraph Station.


  • 'From our own Correspondent' to the Northern Territory Times. Adelaide, 26 February 1874.

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  • Appears in:
    y Northern Territory Times and Gazette 10 April 1874 Z1595963 1874 newspaper issue 1874 pg. 3
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 53
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