Slave Brands or Cicatrices? Writing on Aboriginal Skin in Tom Petrie's Reminiscences of Early Queensland

@article{Toorn2008SlaveBO,
  title={Slave Brands or Cicatrices? Writing on Aboriginal Skin in Tom Petrie's Reminiscences of Early Queensland},
  author={P. van Toorn},
  journal={Biography},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={223 - 244}
}
In 1862, Tom Petrie, the second son in Queensland’s fi rst family of free settlers, set out from his homestead at The Pine, sixteen miles north of what is now the city of Brisbane, on a timber getting expedition. He took with him ten Aboriginal men, some accompanied by their wives, and picked up along the way an additional fi fteen men from Bribie Island, four of whom were known “murderers of white men.” During this fi rst of many anticipated timber-getting expeditions, the twenty-fi ve… Expand