This thesis is a study of police in the Kimberley District of Western Australia with a particular emphasis on the policing of the Aboriginal populations during the period 1882-1901. While authorities insisted that police were a civil force without military powers, the police during this period also killed very large numbers of Aboriginal people. This thesis is the first fully fledged history of policing in the Kimberley District and offers a significant reassessment of extant histories of the period and place revealing significant political and social forces emanating from both the Kimberley and Perth that worked to shape police actions.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||1 Dec 2013|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2013|