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Finding Eliza

Finding Eliza

Power and Colonial Storytelling

  • Author: Larissa Behrendt
  • Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
  • ISBN: 0702256315
  • Category: History
  • Page: 204
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A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on their island in 1836. In this deeply personal book, Behrendt uses Eliza's tale as a starting point to interrogate how Aboriginal people – and indigenous people of other countries – have been portrayed in their colonizers' stories. Citing works as diverse as Robinson Crusoe and Coonardoo, she explores the tropes in these accounts, such as the supposed promiscuity of Aboriginal women, the Europeans' fixation on cannibalism, and the myth of the noble savage. Ultimately, Behrendt shows how these stories not only reflect the values of their storytellers but also reinforce those values – which in Australia led to the dispossession of Aboriginal people and the laws enforced against them.

Living with the Locals

Living with the Locals

Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life

  • Author: John Maynard,Victoria Katharine Haskins
  • Publisher: National Library of Australia
  • ISBN: 0642278954
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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Living with the Locals comprises the stories of 13 white people who were taken in by Indigenous communities of the Torres Strait islands and eastern Australia between the 1790s and the 1870s, for periods from a few months to over 30 years. The shipwreck survivors, convicts and ex-convicts survived only through the Indigenous people's generosity. They assimilated to varying degrees into an Indigenous way of life and, for the most part, both parties mourned the white people's return to European life. The authors bring fresh insight to the stories and re-evaluate the encounters between Indigenous people and the white people who became part of their families.

Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong

Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong

A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

  • Author: Maggie Walter,Karen L. Martin,Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137534354
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 335
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This edited collection by leading Australian Aboriginal scholars uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) to explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are growing up in contemporary Australia. The authors provide an overview of the study, including the Indigenous methodological and ethical framework which guides the analysis. They also address the resulting policy ramifications, alongside the cultural, social, educational and family dynamics of Indigenous children’s lives. Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of sociology, social work, anthropology and childhood and youth studies.

Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony

Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony

Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim

  • Author: Penelope Edmonds,Amanda Nettelbeck
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319762311
  • Category: History
  • Page: 285
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Violence and intimacy were critically intertwined at all stages of the settler colonial encounter, and yet we know surprisingly little of how they were connected in the shaping of colonial economies. Extending a reading of ‘economies’ as labour relations into new arenas, this innovative collection of essays examines new understandings of the nexus between violence and intimacy in settler colonial economies of the British Pacific Rim. The sites it explores include cross-cultural exchange in sealing and maritime communities, labour relations on the frontier, inside the pastoral station and in the colonial home, and the material and emotional economies of exploration. Following the curious mobility of texts, objects, and frameworks of knowledge, this volume teases out the diversity of ways in which violence and intimacy were expressed in the economies of everyday encounters on the ground. In doing so, it broadens the horizon of debate about the nature of colonial economies and the intercultural encounters that were enmeshed within them.

Ludwig Leichhardt's Ghosts

Ludwig Leichhardt's Ghosts

The Strange Career of a Traveling Myth

  • Author: Andrew Wright Hurley
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 1640140131
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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A fascinating cultural studies account of the "afterlife" of Leichhardt, revealing both German entanglement in British colonialism in Australia, and in a broader sense, what happens when we maintain an open stance to the ghosts of the past.