The Thomas Davis Massacres - Dr Timothy Bottoms

Jul 18, 2013, 06:52 AM

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 -

The Book Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland's Frontier Killing Times By Timothy Bottoms Allen And Unwin 258pp, $32.99