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 incidents, and explores the colonial mindset, explaining how the brutal dispossession of Aboriginal landowners continued over decades.

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