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Ward 1d - Violent Precedents

Deathscapes

Violent Precedents

Mr Ward’s case painfully instantiates how the material conditions of remote Australia, with its colonial infrastructure, entrenched disregard for Aboriginal lives and racially marked systems of policing entwine with neoliberal practices of management to lead his dying, or being made to die, in the custody of the state.

1910: Skull Creek Massacre

1969: Raymond Watson

1976: ‘Skull Creek Incident’

1983: Robert Anderson

1985: Kim Pollack

1985: Milton Wells

1987: Bernard McGrath

2016: Elijah Doughty

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