Seeing Ms. Dhu: inquest, conquest, and (in)visibility in black women’s deaths in custody

  title={Seeing Ms. Dhu: inquest, conquest, and (in)visibility in black women’s deaths in custody},
  author={Ethan Blue},
  journal={Settler Colonial Studies},
  pages={299 - 320}
  • E. Blue
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Settler Colonial Studies
ABSTRACT This article examines the politics of vision and invisibility in Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and Coronial Inquests into deaths in custody. Ms. Dhu, a 22-year-old Yamatji woman, died in police custody in August 2014, in South Hedland, Western Australia, after being locked up for unpaid fines. Ms. Dhu’s final hours were captured by CCTV cameras built into South Hedland’s Police Station and Hospital, and that footage played a central role in the inquest into Ms. Dhu’s death. The article… Expand
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