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Palm Island: Through a Long Lens

In November 2004, Mulrunji Doomadgee’s tragic death triggered civil unrest within the Indigenous community of Palm Island. This led to the first prosecution of a Queensland police officer in relation to a death in custody.

Despite prolonged media attention, much of it negative and full of stereotypes, few Australians know the turbulent history of ‘Australia’s Alcatraz’, a political prison set up to exile Queensland’s ‘troublesome blacks’.

In Palm Island: Through a Long Lens, Joanne Watson gives the first substantial history of the island from pre-contact to the present, set against a background of some of the most explosive episodes in Queensland history.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Place of Publication: Canberra, A.C.T.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 9780855757038
Publication Year: 2010.
Publication Frequency: Other
Subject Covered: Political science