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Palm Island free pdf 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'. In "Palm Island", Joanne Watson gives the first substantial history of the island from pre-contact to the present, set against a background of some of the most explosive episodes in Queensland history. The repressive regimes were under the guise of protectionism. But police control continues, and there is a continuing failure to address the causes of ongoing Indigenous disadvantage. "Palm Island", often heart-wrenching and at times uplifting, is a study in the dynamics of power and privilege, and how it is resisted.

About Joanne Watson

Dr Joanne Watson is a writer and teacher in Australian social history and health. She currently teaches Indigenous students vocational education in the Logan area. Joanne has worked with Indigenous communities for three decades and undertook extensive archival and oral history research on Palm Island. Watson's long-standing connections with the Palm Island community allow her to present community perspectives of a history from pre-contact to the present.

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Author : Joanne Watson
Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
Data Published : 01 March 2010
ISBN : 0855757035
EAN : 9780855757038
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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