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McPhee Gribble / Penguin, Ringwood, Melbourne -ISBN:0869141562, 1992. hardcover, 7¾" x 10", with dust jacket. Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent protective covering, with usual library stamps & barcode cut from ffep.. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth-bound boards with white type to spine, map endpapers ('Gwydir River region'), photographic frontis ('Colonel James Nunn'), 75 b&w illustrations and 11 maps, chronology of events (9 pages), bibliography, and index. This prize-winning book records in meticulous historical detail a shameful period in Australia's history when some 300 indigenous blacks were slaughtered by mounted police and stockmen. Following another massacre three months later, seven white perpetrators were hanged - the first time in the colony's history whites have paid the supreme penalty for killing Aborigines. Written with the intensity of a novel! Packed book weighs 2½ kgs (5¼lbs).