+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
$7.95 Delivery per order to Australia and New Zealand
100% Australian owned
Over a hundred thousand in-stock titles ready to ship
Every Mother's Son is Guilty : Policing the Kimberley Frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905 - Chris Owen

Every Mother's Son is Guilty

Policing the Kimberley Frontier of Western Australia 1882 - 1905

Paperback Published: 1st November 2016
ISBN: 9781742586687
Number Of Pages: 640

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $50.00
$37.75
24%
OFF
In Stock
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Earn 76 Qantas Points
on this Book

In Every Mother’s Son is Guilty, Chris Owen provides a compelling account of policing in the Kimberley district from 1882, when police were established in the district, until 1905 when Dr. Walter Roth’s controversial Royal Commission into the treatment of Aboriginal people was released.

Owen’s achievement is to take elements of all the pre-existing historiography and test them against a rigorous archival investigation. In doing so a fuller understanding of the complex social, economic and political changes occurring in Western Australia during the period are exposed. The policing of Aboriginal people changed from one of protection under law to one of punishment and control. The subsequent violence of colonial settlement and the associated policing and criminal justice system that developed, often of questionable legality, was what Royal Commissioner Roth termed a ‘brutal and outrageous state of affairs’.

Every Mother’s Son is Guilty is a significant contribution to Australian and colonial criminal justice history.

ISBN: 9781742586687
ISBN-10: 1742586686
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st November 2016
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.98

Earn 76 Qantas Points
on this Book