The Native police corps

David Aspland

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This chapter discusses and analyses the formation and deployment of Aboriginal Police in Colonial NSW in the Port Phillip and Northern Districts in the years between 1837 and 1859. It traces the history of these first indigenous police units and their role in furthering white settlement beyond the frontiers of the colony. It also describes their overall performance in the service of European settlement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrue blue
Subtitle of host publication150 years of service and sacrifice of the NSW police force
EditorsPatrick Lindsay
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherHarper Collins
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780732293888
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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