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Alternative title: Far From Home : Aboriginal Prisoners of Rottnest Island 1838-1931
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Far From Home
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'Far From Home identifies more than 3,600 Aboriginal prisoners who served time on Rottnest Island. Some were associated with historic events such as the Battle of Pinjarra (1834), the Flying Foam massacre (1868), the Jandamarra uprising in the Kimberley (1892-1894) and the Forrest River Massacre (1926). Some travelled with the explorers John Forrest and Francis Gregory, and others, while on parole, served on the frontiers as police assistance, pearl divers and guides for the telegraph surveys.

Accompanying the biographical listing of prisoners is a historical account of the Rottnest establishment and prison life, describing the experiences of men who were separated from their families and sent to a cold and dreary island off the coast of Western Australia. For more than 370 it was a one-way journey, and today, denied the recognition they deserve, they lie in unmarked graves far from home.' (Source: back cover)

Notes

  • Includes biographical dictionary.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 1997 .
      Extent: 368p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports.
      ISBN: 1875560920

Works about this Work

Prisoners Left Far From Home 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 3 December no. 165 1997; (p. 24)

— Review of Far From Home Neville Green , Susan Moon , 1997 single work non-fiction
Prisoners Left Far From Home 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 3 December no. 165 1997; (p. 24)

— Review of Far From Home Neville Green , Susan Moon , 1997 single work non-fiction
Last amended 25 Jan 2018 11:17:31
Subjects:
  • Rottnest Island, Perth, Western Australia,
  • Western Australia,
  • Rottnest Island Aboriginal Prison, Rottnest Island, Perth, Western Australia,
  • 1838-1931
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