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Colonialism, crime and civilisation

McGrath, Ann

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In December 1982 Malcolm Smith, an Aboriginal prisoner in Malabar Assessment Unit, Long Bay, Sydney, locked himsell in a toilet cubicle. Half a minute later he drove an artist's paintbrush through his left eye until only the metal sheath and hairs protruded. Although rushed to intensive care, a week later Malcolm Smith died as a result of those injuries. Malcolm had previously mutilated parts of his body. He had tried to gouge out his left eye at least twice before, apparently in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1993
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13187
Source: Australian Cultural History

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