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MESTON, ARCHIBALD. - Report on the Aboriginals of Queensland.

 1440366833,
Brisbane, Govt printer 1896. Foolscap, disbound; 18pp. Small piece from the gutter of the first leaf at the bottom. ¶ There might well be someone who had a good word for Meston since his obituaries in 1924. I wonder who they are. There is a mountain of stuff written in recent years about Meston, about this fact finding journey to Cape York and the islands, about the ensuing Aboriginal Protection Act and a job as Protector, about the mass of artifacts he gathered on the trip and sold to the Queensland Museum, about his earlier career as a would be Buffalo Bill of Queensland Aboriginals and the troupe he abandoned in Melbourne when the money ran out ... on and on it goes. And the kindest thing said about him I can find is that he had some good intentions.
AUD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 129.25 US$ 151.26 | £UK 113.25 | JP¥ 16562] Book number 10438

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