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The Resource Yagan : a different kind of hero 1833, Neville Green AM Ph.D. (UWA) Ph.D. (Murdoch)

Yagan : a different kind of hero 1833, Neville Green AM Ph.D. (UWA) Ph.D. (Murdoch)

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Yagan : a different kind of hero 1833
Title
Yagan
Title remainder
a different kind of hero 1833
Statement of responsibility
Neville Green AM Ph.D. (UWA) Ph.D. (Murdoch)
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
BIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. AUSTRALIAN. To many Indigenous people in Western Australia, Yagan is a hero and a patriot who was killed trying to protect his people. Yagan was about thirty years old when the first British settlers arrived at the Swan River in 1829 and four years later he was a wanted man with a reward for his capture or death. He was shot by a boy he thought was a friend, just for the reward. Yagan's head was cut off and preserved by 'smoking' It for several months and then, decorated with a head band lined with black and red cockatoo feathers, it was taken to London and displayed at sideshows. When people lost interest, it was given to a Liverpool museum and eventually buried in a local cemetery. In 1997, after years of negotiation, a Noongar delegation brought Yagan's head home and at a secret site in the Upper Swan, near to where he was killed, it was buried with a traditional Noongar ceremony. After so many years in exile Yagan was at last reunited with his spirit
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NZEN
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
general
Label
Yagan : a different kind of hero 1833, Neville Green AM Ph.D. (UWA) Ph.D. (Murdoch)
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Publication
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Yagan Square is Central Perth recognises Yagan, the son of Midgegooroo, the leader of the Beeliar tribe, a territory of the southern side of the Canning River and within the greater metropolitan area. He was born about 1800 but remembered only for his brief interaction with the British settlers who began taking up land at the Swan River in 1829. Yagan's recorded history is limited to the years 1831 to 1833. After his death his preserved head was taken to England in 1834. In the 20th century a search for Yagan's skull was undertaken and its discovery and triumphant return to Western Australia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
48264805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 53 pages
Isbn
9780994211910
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780994211910
  • (Sirsi) i9780994211910
Label
Yagan : a different kind of hero 1833, Neville Green AM Ph.D. (UWA) Ph.D. (Murdoch)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Yagan Square is Central Perth recognises Yagan, the son of Midgegooroo, the leader of the Beeliar tribe, a territory of the southern side of the Canning River and within the greater metropolitan area. He was born about 1800 but remembered only for his brief interaction with the British settlers who began taking up land at the Swan River in 1829. Yagan's recorded history is limited to the years 1831 to 1833. After his death his preserved head was taken to England in 1834. In the 20th century a search for Yagan's skull was undertaken and its discovery and triumphant return to Western Australia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
48264805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 53 pages
Isbn
9780994211910
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780994211910
  • (Sirsi) i9780994211910

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