Intimate violence in the pastoral economy: Aboriginal women’s labour and protective governance

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Nettelbeck, Amanda 2018. Intimate violence in the pastoral economy: Aboriginal women’s labour and protective governance. in: P. Edmonds and A. Nettelbeck (ed.) Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony: Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. pp. 67 - 87
AuthorsNettelbeck, Amanda
EditorsP. Edmonds and A. Nettelbeck
Abstract

[Extract] On 22 August 1898, Western Australia’s recently appointed Chief Protector of Aborigines received a letter from Frank Wittenoom, one of the most established pastoralists of the north-west. The letter’s subject was the abduction of ‘Jenny Lind’, a young Indigenous woman employed as the cook on Wittenoom’s Boolardy station in the northern region of the Murchison River. Jenny and her Indigenous husband ‘Dan’ worked together at the station, and Wittenoom considered her ‘a most useful servant’. Jenny and her three-year-old son had been taken from Boolardy at gunpoint by its former bookkeeper, a man named Braddock, and the pastoralist was now eliciting the Chief Protector’s assistance to bring about her return to the station ‘where she is under employment, and to the native who owns her’.

Page range67 - 87
Year2018
Book titleIntimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony: Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Place of publicationSwitzerland
ISBN9783319762302
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76231-9
Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
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