'This thesis is primarily a study of Aboriginal-European relations in North Queensland from first settlement at Port Denison in 1861 till 1897 when the era of protection was ushered in by the Aboriginals Protection and the Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act. (Source: Abstract)
The thesis is divided into four parts:
Part I. The prelude to European colonization.
Part II Frontier conflict.
Part III. Aboriginal-European relations in the pacified areas.
Part IV. European racial thought in North Queensland.