Salutary Lessons: Native Police and the ‘Civilising’ Role of Legalised Violence in Colonial Australia

  title={Salutary Lessons: Native Police and the ‘Civilising’ Role of Legalised Violence in Colonial Australia},
  author={A. Nettelbeck and Lyndall Ryan},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={47 - 68}
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