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Thom Blake is a professional historian based in Brisbane. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland with degrees in Arts and Divinity. He has a long-standing interest in Indigenous history and has researched native title claims for various Indigenous land councils in Queensland. In 1984 he edited Hazel McKellar’s Matya Mundu: a history of Aboriginal people in South West Queensland. He is also the author of the award winning Dumping Ground: Cherbourg Settlement 1900-1940, published by UQP in 2001.
A Dumping Ground: Cherbourg Settlement 1900-1940
A Dumping Ground: ...
Thom Blake

Cherbourg settlement was a home to many. But it was never the haven the Queensland government intended. By the end of the 19th century, at the height of Queensland's Aboriginal protectionist-policy p ...