2004, English, Periodical, Journal, magazine, other edition: 'We had both been drinking since Christmas' - battered wives and dead abusive husbands in early colonial Rockhampton [electronic resource] / Ruth McConnell and Steve Mullins. McConnell, Ruth Jenour.

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  • 20 p.
Published
  • Armidale. : University of New England, 2004.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • 'We had both been drinking since Christmas' - battered wives and dead abusive husbands in early colonial Rockhampton /​ Ruth McConnell and Steve Mullins.
Creator
  • McConnell, Ruth Jenour.
Other Creators
  • Mullins, Steve, 1952-
  • Central Queensland University. Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences.
  • Central Queensland University. TBA Research Institute.
Published
  • Armidale. : University of New England, 2004.
Medium
  • [electronic resource]
Physical Description
  • 20 p.
Part Of
  • Journal of Australian Colonial History. Vol. 5, (2004), p. 100-119 1441-0370
  • ACQUIRE [electronic resource] : Central Queensland University Institutional Repository.
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Summary
  • Twenty years ago, Kay Saunders published the first detailed analysis of domestic violence in colonial Queensland. While conceding that her research was constrained by our limited understanding of ninteenth-century Australian family structures, idiocyncrasies in the judicial record and statistics on criminal convictions, and the universal reluctance of victims to report domestic violence, Saunders nevertheless was able to discern a 'general typology' of domestic violence in colonial Queensland, and geographic patterns of its manifestation. She found that a significant but indeterminable proportion of domestic relationships were 'characterised by extreme violence, psychological terror and often a warped symbiotic relationship between the partners', that alcohol abuse contributed to this, and that batterers shared a psychological profile: they were 'frequently moody, tense, resentful, and generally anxiety-ridden', and insecure about their masculinity, characteristics which inclined them towards exerting physical power over their wives and children. Saunders suggested that in a 'crude frontier society like Queensland' the male role demanded men who were physically aggressive, and that this was more pronounced in the later-settled west and north than it was in the 'more "civilized" south-east region', where the capital Brisbane, is located.
Notes
  • McConnell, R &​ Mullins, S 2004, ''We had both been drinking since Christmas' - battered wives and dead abusive husbands in early colonial Rockhampton', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 5, pp. 100-119.
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Language
  • English
Standard Number
  • 7304
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