A Distant Field Of Murder

Jan Critchett
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Subjects

Anthropology

Published

31 October 1988

ISBN

9780522845273

Weight

422g

Size

215mm x 141mm

Subjects

Anthropology

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

A Distant Field Of Murder

Jan Critchett
A unique study of early Aboriginal-white relations in the Western District of Victoria
Jan Critchett challenges some of strongly held opinions about Aboriginal culture: that their only shelters were frail mia-mias, that they were nomadic and had no attachment to a particular area of land, and that they were simple hunters and gatherers. With a particular focus on the Western District of Victoria, known under the Squatting Act as Portland Bay, Critchett begins and ends the book with the story of Hissing Swan or Kaawirn Kuunawarn.
Jan Critchett challenges some of strongly held opinions about Aboriginal culture: that their only shelters were frail mia-mias, that they were nomadic and had no attachment to a particular area of land, and that they were simple hunters and gatherers. With a particular focus on the Western District of Victoria, known under the Squatting Act as Portland Bay, Critchett begins and ends the book with the story of Hissing Swan or Kaawirn Kuunawarn.

About the author

Dr Jan Critchett is an Associate Professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University. She is the author of A Distant Field of Murder (MUP 1988) and Untold Stories (MUP 1994).

About Jan Critchett

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