To what extent is Blackwood’s relationship with the aboriginals…
To what extent is Blackwood’s relationship with the aboriginals significant in the novel.
Able to live harmoniously with the aboriginals
He co-operates with them
Shares land - quote
Give a little take a little
He integrates into their society
Learns their language and has an aboriginal partner
Blackwood acts as an intermediary with the colonial settlers
He educates them on their ways
He even protects them
Breaks Smasher's nose
fights in the massacre
Blackwood's attitude and behaviour contrasts with the Colonial settlers
They are condescending, close-minded
only good for 'manure'
Blackwood sees them as 'quiet and peaceable folk'
They are violent
trophies - ears