Cooloola Coast: Noosa to Fraser Island : the Aboriginal and Settlers Histories of a Unique Environment

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2000 - Fiction - 212 pages
Long golden beaches and rocky headlands, high forested dunes, dark waterways and broad lakes - these spectacular features make up the Cooloola Coast. Stretching sixty-five kilometres from Noosa to Fraser Island, it is a remarkable and diverse environment.Cooloola Coastdescribes the area's many-layered history of human occupation in absorbing detail, opening with the story of its Aboriginal occupants, whose kinship with nature was little understood by Europeans. A new and intriguing account tells of the legendary Eliza Fraser and the effects of her experiences on relations between Queensland's Aboriginal and white inhabitants. The final section features the speculators, timber-getters, farmers and fishermen who came seeking opportunities on a new frontier.Illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings, Cooloola Coastis the first comprehensive history of this beautiful and unique environment.
 

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This book has a lot of information about the Undanbi, Dulingbara, Gabi Gabi & Batjala tribes` which I have strong connection too.

Contents

Glimpses of a Lost Society
3
Uncovering the Past
20
Fruits of the Land
34
Attitudes and Beliefs
53
First Impressions
63
Castaways and Runaways
78
Speculators
125
Timber Days
134
A Land of Plenty?
168
One Hundred Years
184
Select Bibliography
201
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Gabriel A. Moens is Garrick Professor of Law, T.C. Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland and Director of the Australian Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Jurisprudence and an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He has received a number of awards for excellence in teaching and won The Australian Teaching Award in Law in 1999. He has studied in Europe and the United States as well as in Australia, gaining his PhD in law and philosophy at the University of Sydney. His book Constitutional and International Law Perspectiveswas published by UQP in 2000.

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