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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

Scaling Colonial Violence : One Day Celebrations in Fremantle, WA Zuzanna Kruk-Buchowska , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglica : An International Journal of English Studies , vol. 28 no. 3 2019; (p. 59-70)
'The aim of this paper is to analyse the Fremantle City Council’s decision to celebrate One Day on January 28th 2017 instead of the usual Australia Day on January 26th, as well as the ensuing media debate between its supporters and opponents, especially Noongar leaders and WA Government. The discourse is examined in the context of the disruption of colonial violence. The City of Fremantle, as a place, itself serves as a point of reference for the analysis. Although today Fremantle is often perceived as a “progressive island” in a largely conservative Western Australia, the Fremantle prison and nearby Rottnest Island are stark reminders of the maltreatment of the Whadjuk people after the formation of the Swan River Colony in 1829.' (Publication abstract)
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
Scaling Colonial Violence : One Day Celebrations in Fremantle, WA Zuzanna Kruk-Buchowska , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglica : An International Journal of English Studies , vol. 28 no. 3 2019; (p. 59-70)
'The aim of this paper is to analyse the Fremantle City Council’s decision to celebrate One Day on January 28th 2017 instead of the usual Australia Day on January 26th, as well as the ensuing media debate between its supporters and opponents, especially Noongar leaders and WA Government. The discourse is examined in the context of the disruption of colonial violence. The City of Fremantle, as a place, itself serves as a point of reference for the analysis. Although today Fremantle is often perceived as a “progressive island” in a largely conservative Western Australia, the Fremantle prison and nearby Rottnest Island are stark reminders of the maltreatment of the Whadjuk people after the formation of the Swan River Colony in 1829.' (Publication abstract)
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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