Brokers and boundaries. Colonial exploration in indigenous territory

Brokers and boundaries. Colonial exploration in indigenous territory

作者:Shellam, Tiffan
ISBN:9781760460112
语言:English
出版社:ANU Press
格式:Pdf
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Keywords

australia; colonial history; indigenous people; exploration; Bennelong; Ethnic groups in Europe; New Guinea; Trobriand Islands

Abstract

Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights the ways in which nineteenth-century exploration in Australia and New Guinea was a collective and socially complex enterprise. Many of the authors provide biographically rich studies that carefully examine and speculate about Indigenous brokers’ motivations, commitments and desires. All of the chapters in the collection are attentive to the specific local circumstances as well as broader colonial contexts in which exploration and encounters occurred. This collection breaks new ground in its emphasis on Indigenous agency and Indigenous–explorer interactions. It will be of value to historians and others for a very long time. Professor Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney. In bringing together this group of authors, the editors have brought to histories of colonialism the individuality of these intermediaries, whose lives intersected colonial exploration in Australia and New Guinea. Dr Jude Philp, Macleay Museum.

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作者:Shellam, Tiffan
ISBN:9781760460112
语言:English
出版社:ANU Press
格式:Pdf

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