Torres Straits pre-colonial population: the historical evidence reconsidered

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  • Steve Mullins Department of Humanities, University of Central Queensland, Rockhampton, QLD 4702

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25120/qar.9.1992.109

Abstract

This article argues that a close and informed reading of the historical evidence indicates that David Harris's 1979 estimate of the pre-colonial population of the western islands of Torres Strait is exaggerated, and that Jeremy Beckett's original 1971 estimate is more accurate.

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1992-12-01

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