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Pigeon: an Aboriginal rebel: a study of Aboriginal-European conflict in the West Kimberley, North Western Australia during the 1890s

Pedersen, Howard


This thesis examines Aboriginal resistance to the European pastoral industry in the West Kimberley region of North-Western Australia between the mid 1880s and 1897. It attempts to analyse the remarkable adaption of a group of Aborigines’ in the mountain ous area of the West Kimberley who in the space of a few years adopted European methods of warfare in their resistance. The study focusses on the group's leader, a young Aboriginal man named Pigeon. Pigeon, who had been a police tracker...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 1980
Type: Thesis (Honours)(non-ANU)
Access Rights: Open Access


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