'In November 2004, Mulrunji Doomadgee's tragic death triggered civil unrest within the Indigenous community of Palm Island. This led to the first prosecution of a Queensland police officer in relation to a death in custody.
Despite prolonged media attention, much of it negative and full of stereotypes, few Australians know the turbulent history of' Australia's Alcatraz', a political prison set up to exile Queensland's 'troublesome blacks'.
The repressive regimes were under the guise of protectionism. But the police control continues, and there is a continuing failure to address the cause of on-going Indigenous disadvantage.
Palm Island, often heart-wrenching and at times uplifting, is a study in the dynamics of power and privilege, and how these are resisted.' Source: Publisher's Blurb