Since 1900 Cairns has had at least three serial epidemics. 1st) the Plague of 1900 2nd) 1919 - the returning of troops from the European theatre of war 3rd) was Malaria during World War II in the Pacific The coming to our shores of infectious disease required the fledgling Health authorities to organise. The [...]
Click here to open PDF version There is no longer any doubt that Queenland's frontier wars were bloody, brutal and aimed at devastating Aboriginal society, writes Nicolas Rothwell. So where to now? Review in Weekend Australian, June 29-30, 2013 Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland frontier killing times by Timothy Bottoms. [...]
Click here to open PDF version New light has been shed on our state's colonial days, writes Phil Brown.Review in Courier Mail, June 8, 2013 Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland frontier killing times by Timothy Bottoms.
On my way to Canberra from Cairns, I visited the Myall Creek site in 2009. Back in 2014 I was contacted by the Friends of Myall Creek to be the Guest Speaker on 10th June, to remember the massacre there in 1838 - a 176 years ago (in 2019, it's [...]
Click here to open PDF version The rediscovery of the Aboriginality of the landscape opens a fascinating and exciting new perspective on our Australian history. The Rainforest Aboriginal Homeland's map (Bama Bulmba) of the Cairns Region, FNQ gives an approximate indication of tribal boundaries for our area. Some prominent features from [...]
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PAPER PUBLISHED JULY 2017: Genocide in Colonial Queensland, Australia PDF VERSION Queensland's Genocide Experience on the 19th Century frontier, Hidden in the 20th, acknowledged in the 21st (?) https://www.crikey.com.au/2017/07/07/online-map-of-aboriginal-massacres-evinces-the-shocking-truth-of-colonial-violence/ Dr Timothy Bottoms, Senior Historian with NQ Research Associates has published his latest academic paper, which effectively argues that the violence on [...]
Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society Volume 100 Issue 1Â (Jun 2014) The conspiracy of silence: Queensland's frontier killing times [Book Review] Bennett, Michael Abstract: Review(s) of: The conspiracy of silence: Queensland's frontier killing times, by Timothy Bottoms, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest NSW, 2013, xxv + 258 pages; ISBN 978 1 74331 382 4. [...]