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Title Brokers and boundaries : colonial exploration in indigenous territory / editors: Tiffany Shellam, Maria Nugent, Shino Konishi and Allison Cadzow.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Aboriginal history monographs
Aboriginal history monograph series.
Contents 1. Brokering in colonial exploration: Biographies, geographies and histories -- 2. Bennelong and Gogy: Strategic brokers in colonial New South Wales -- 3. 'Race', intimacy and go-betweens in French-West Papuan encounters -- 4. Aboriginal guides in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales -- 5. Guided by her: Aboriginal women's participation in Australian expeditions -- 6. Bobby Roberts: Intermediary and outlaw of Western Australia's south coast -- 7. Mediating the imaginary and the space of encounter in the Papuan Gulf -- 8. Local agency and William MacGregor's exploration of the Trobriand Islands -- 9. Explorers and co. in interior New Guine, 1872-1928.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Language English.
Subject First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Discoveries in geography -- 19th century.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Australasian and Pacific history.
Colonialism and imperialism.
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
Ethnic studies.
Geographical discovery and exploration.
History: specific events and topics.
Indigenous peoples.
Regional and national history.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Aboriginal Australians. (OCoLC)fst00794496
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00794561
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners. (OCoLC)fst00925765
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Shellam, Tiffany, 1979- editor.
Nugent, Maria, editor.
Konishi, Shino, editor.
Cadzow, Allison, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Brokers and boundaries. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016 (DLC) 2017431597
ISBN 9781760460129 (electronic bk.)
1760460125 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_610748 doi
AU@ 000057137114
AU@ 000058396154
AU@ 000060582363
GBVCP 1008666106
GBVCP 86579510X
GBVCP 869962175

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