Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life
Bunboe, Murrangurk, Duramboi, Waki, Giom, Anco.
These are the names that Indigenous people gave to some of the convict escapees and shipwreck survivors whom they took into their communities during the 19th century.
The stories in Living with the Locals provide a glimpse into Indigenous life at the point of early contact between Indigenous people and the British colonists. While negative attitudes towards Indigenous people gave rise to misinterpretation of events and sensationalised versions of stories, the white survivors themselves were unwilling to betray Indigenous beliefs and customs to unsympathetic colonists.
John Maynard and Victoria Haskins bring fresh insight to the stories in this book and re-evaluate the encounters between Indigenous people and the white people who became part of their families.
John Maynard & Victoria Haskins