THE GULF COUNTRY Richard J Martin

With its great rivers, grassy plains and mangrove-fringed coastline, Queensland’s remote gulf country has long been home to Aboriginal people, and since 1865, also to Europeans and to settlers with Chinese, Japanese and Afghan ancestry. The Gulf Country tells its story of exploration and colonization, the growth of pastoral and mining empires, and the impact of missionaries and wars, through to the present day. Drawing on extensive interviews, this is a lively and colourful account of tight-knit communities, changing relationships to land and resilience in the face of adversity