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dc.contributor.authorFinnane, M
dc.contributor.authorPaisley, F
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:48:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:48:17Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-02-25T07:26:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0738-2480
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S073824800999006X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36549
dc.description.abstractThe dependence of colonisation on police was a core feature both of settler colonies and of colonial dependencies, from the middle of the nineteenth century to the post-war decline of the British Empire. After playing a key role in securing settlement against Indigenous resistance police agencies in most jurisdictions settled into a more domesticated management of social order. On still remote frontiers in northern Australia evidence of violent policing could still provoke inquiry and even prosecution of individual cases, though with limited effect. In this article we examine one such event, the death in 1933 of an Aboriginal woman at Borroloola in the Gulf Country of Australia's Northern Territory, and the subsequent (and rare) prosecution of a policeman over her death. The factors shaping a decision to prosecute such a case, and those limiting the achievement of a measure of justice, are examined against a background of changing practices in the policing of late colonial frontiers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom141
dc.relation.ispartofpageto171
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw and History Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical studies not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and philosophy of specific fields
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational and comparative law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw in context
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode430399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4803
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4804
dc.titlePolice Violence and the Limits of Law on a Late Colonial Frontier: The “Borroloola Case” in 1930s Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© 2010 American Society for Legal History. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorFinnane, Mark J.
gro.griffith.authorPaisley, Fiona K.


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