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dc.contributor.authorSmaal, Yorick
dc.contributor.editorSleight, Simon, Robinson, Shirleene
dc.description.abstractOn a Sunday evening in mid-1897, Wade and Walt were caught committing sodomy in a room at Cloughly’s Hotel, situated somewhere in the western reaches of Queensland.1 This discovery was nothing exceptional. In a frontier world disproportionately populated by young men in their sexual prime, ‘unnatural’ crime appeared regularly enough before the colonial courts in urban and regional areas. At first glance, this case appears similar to other matters involving men and boys heard before judges and juries. Walt, age unknown, but certainly an adult, had been working at the hotel for about six months when the offence took place; Wade was a boy of 11 who was visiting his aunt, the proprietor of the premises. One evening, the two residents ended up in a room together, partly undressed and in a compromising position.
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleChildren Childhood and Youth in the British World
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Society
dc.titleBoys and Homosex: Danger and Possibility in Queensland, 1890-1914
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSmaal, Yorick J.

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