Warrior: A legendary leader's dramatic life and violent by Libby Connors

By Libby Connors

'Connors lays down the tough fact. now not all our warriors have been Anzacs. no longer all our wars have been just.' - John Birmingham, writer and columnist

In the 1840s, white cost within the north was once less than assault. eu settlers have been in awe of Aboriginal actual health and combating prowess, and a chain of lethal raids on homesteads made even the townspeople of Brisbane anxious.

Young warrior Dundalli used to be well known for his dimension and power, and his elders gave him the duty of best the resistance opposed to the Europeans' ever expanding incursions on their conventional lands. Their reaction used to be embedded in Aboriginal legislation and Dundalli turned certainly one of their maximum lawmen. along with his band of warriors, he had the settlers in thrall for twelve years, evading trap time and again, until eventually he used to be eventually arrested and publicly executed.

Warrior is the intense tale of 1 of Australia's little-known heroes, one of the Aboriginal males to die maintaining their state. it's also a clean and compelling portrait of lifestyles within the early days of white payment of Brisbane and south east Queensland.

'An enduring list of 1 of our best heroes.' - Sam Watson, activist and writer

'Deeply thought of and powerfully informed, this ebook recovers the entangled heritage of Aboriginal humans and settlers in colonial Queensland, a background that is additionally Australia's tale writ large.' - Associate Professor Grace Karskens, college of NSW

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