The Thomas Davis Massacres - Dr Timothy Bottoms
Cairns-based historian Timothy Bottoms has drawn a new map of Queensland, that places many more sites of massacres of Aboriginal people into the story than have ever been acknowledged before. And while he argues that this is a story of deep silences, what he demonstrates is how public and discussed these killings were in the nineteenth century.
Read by Timothy Bottoms - Recorded by ABC Radio National - Hear the full interview - http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/conspiracy-of-silence3a-queenslande28099s-frontier-killing-/4765066
The Book Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland's Frontier Killing Times By Timothy Bottoms Allen And Unwin 258pp, $32.99