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THE AUSTRALIAN: Cairns history: a northern star is born

2017-12-16T04:55:25+00:00

In mid-July 1876, sub-collector of Customs Brinsley Guise Sheridan set out from Cardwell, sailed his sleek pilot cutter up the Queensland coast, rounded Cape Grafton and put in at a muddy, unprepossessing river-mouth. Mangrove creeks, an open stretch of forest country: was this really the ideal port site for the new goldfields of the [...]

THE AUSTRALIAN: Cairns history: a northern star is born 2017-12-16T04:55:25+00:00

ANZAC MARCH IN CANBERRA 2015

2017-12-16T03:24:16+00:00

Dr Timothy Bottoms author of Conspiracy of Silence, Queensland's frontier killing times (Allen & Unwin 2013) reflects on the 2015 Anzac march in Canberra In early 2015 I was invited to go to Canberra to talk about the frontier wars in colonial Queensland at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. My host was Graeme Dunstan from PeaceBus.com. [...]

ANZAC MARCH IN CANBERRA 2015 2017-12-16T03:24:16+00:00

ABC RN BIG IDEAS: Conspiracy of Silence: Queenslands frontier killing times

2017-12-16T09:18:57+00:00

Tonight we talk about killing times. Cairns-based historian Timothy Bottoms has drawn a new map of Queensland, that places many more sites of massacres of Aboriginal people into the story than have ever been acknowledged before. And while he argues that this is a story of deep silences, what he demonstrates is how public [...]

ABC RN BIG IDEAS: Conspiracy of Silence: Queenslands frontier killing times 2017-12-16T09:18:57+00:00

THE AUSTRALIAN: Mapping the massacres of Queensland Aboriginal society

2017-12-16T09:17:00+00:00

IN October 1890, Archibald Meston, a handsome, slightly scapegrace pillar of the Queensland establishment, felt the time had come for a brisk assessment of the state's dark and conveniently ill-remembered past. At that point in his hectic career Meston was still in his 30s and had already been by turns a wordsmith, a parliamentarian, [...]

THE AUSTRALIAN: Mapping the massacres of Queensland Aboriginal society 2017-12-16T09:17:00+00:00

ABC RADIO NATIONAL The Drawing Room : Queenslands Secret History

2017-12-16T09:18:50+00:00

Wednesday 12 June 2013 7:40PM In the Drawing Room, we speak to the author of The Conspiracy of Silence, the first systematic account of frontier violence in Queensland. Historian Timothy Bottoms follows in the tracks of the pastoralists as they moved across the state in the 19th century. He identifies massacres, poisonings and other [...]

ABC RADIO NATIONAL The Drawing Room : Queenslands Secret History 2017-12-16T09:18:50+00:00

CAAMA RADIO: Frontier history revisted with new research

2017-12-16T03:24:16+00:00

A Queensland based historian has branded the pioneering myth of the early white settlers as a lie. In his book Conspiracy of Silence, Doctor Timothy Bottoms claims that Australia has been let down by historians. Dr Timothy Bottoms Interview: Paul Wyles, CAAMA Radio Click here to listen to interview

CAAMA RADIO: Frontier history revisted with new research 2017-12-16T03:24:16+00:00

CAIRNS POST: Cairns historian set to launch book 18 years in the making

2017-12-16T09:18:04+00:00

Dominic Geiger, The Cairns Post November 3, 2015 5:50am   AN 18-year intellectual marathon is almost at an end for ardent Cairns historian Timothy Bottoms. On Thursday, his book A History of Cairns City of the South Pacific will officially be launched at Wild Bean Cafe in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Appointed by former mayor Tom [...]

CAIRNS POST: Cairns historian set to launch book 18 years in the making 2017-12-16T09:18:04+00:00