Jimmy Governor: Blood on the Tracks

Jimmy Governor: Blood on the Tracks

By: Maurie Garland (author)Paperback

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Defined as a half-caste, Jimmy Governor challenged the white man's Aboriginal stereotype of 1900 - he was highly intelligent, better educated than many of his white contemporaries, personable, a hard worker, did not drink alcohol, and married to a white woman. Only the colour of his skin prevented any rise from the lowest rung of white society.On the cold winter night of July 20, 1900, Jimmy Governor and Jacky Underwood smashed their way into the Mawbey homestead at Breelong and began killing women and children. In Australia's greatest manhunt lasting one hundred and one days, over one hundred police and civilians pursued Jimmy Governor and his brother Joe through the Australian bush, on foot, for four thousand kilometres. Using meticulous research, Maurie Garland sheds new light on the Governor and Mawbey families to provide a new analysis of the story that gripped Australia in 1900.

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About Author

Maurie Garland is the author of The Trials of Isabella Mary Kelly, and an editor of The Swiss Swagman, both published by Brolga. He worked as a teacher in the Manning Valley for over 30 years, and in retirement has become a volunteer at the Manning Valley Historical Society.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781921596018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781921596018
  • weight: 414
  • ISBN10: 1921596015

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