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Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland (dating from 1837). Recorded by his daughter.

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Thomas Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland provide a fascinating insight into the early days of the Australian state, dating back to 1837. Recorded by his daughter, this book is a valuable historical document that captures the spirit and challenges of pioneering life in Queensland.

Petrie's detailed accounts of the landscape, wildlife, and interactions with indigenous peoples paint a vivid picture of a time when Queensland was still a wild frontier. His observations on the changing environment and the impact of European settlement on the land are both insightful and poignant.

One of the most striking aspects of Petrie's reminiscences is his deep respect and admiration for the Aboriginal people he encountered. His descriptions of their customs, language, and way of life provide a valuable perspective on the rich cultural heritage of Queensland's indigenous population.

Overall, Thomas Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Australia and the experiences of its early settlers. It offers a unique glimpse into a bygone era and serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving our heritage for future generations.

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Tom Petrie , explorer and grazier, arrived in the then convict settlement of Moreton Bay in 1837. His reminiscences of what was to become the colony of Queensland were recorded by his daughter, Constance, in 1904. The book includes a fascinating record the life and customs of the aboriginal population, whose dialect he spoke and in whose activities he was invited to participate. An Australian classic and an important source for researchers of early Aboriginal / White settler conflict´╗┐. - Summary by barbara2

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