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Title: New Colony, Free Press?
Authors: Dooley, Gillian Mary
Keywords: Robert Thomas
George Stevenson
South Australian history
Newspapers
Aboriginal Australians
Freedom of the Press
'Mary Thomas, Founding Mother'
Massacres
Maria (ship)
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: Adelaide Review
Citation: Gillian Dooley. 'New Colony, Free Press?' The Adelaide Review, July 2008, p. 22.
Abstract: The massacre of the survivors of the shipwrecked Maria off the South Australian coast in 1840 is one of South Australia’s founding stories, mythologised in later nineteenth century accounts as a meaningless act by cowardly and bloodthirsty natives. As Robert Foster, Rick Hosking and Amanda Nettelbeck showed in their 2002 book Fatal Collisions, that is not how it was seen at the time. And now, from Beth Duncan’s new book Mary Thomas: Founding Mother we can see how the massacre became an occasion not only for an argument over the rights of Aborigines to the same protections under British law as the settlers, but a struggle for the freedom of the press.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/2926
ISSN: 0815-5992
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