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Author Mitchell, Jessie.

Title In good faith? : governing Indigenous Australia through god, charity and empire, 1825-1855 / Jessie Mitchell.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource.
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Aboriginal history monograph series ; 23
Aboriginal history monograph series ; 23.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 'This land of Barbarians': missions and protectorates begin -- 'Godless political experiments': philanthropy and governance -- 'All white masters belong to your King': race, identity and empire -- 'Our country all gone': rights, charity and the loss of land -- Deserving poverty? Rationing and philanthropy -- Keeping body and soul together: creating material 'civilisation' -- 'Can these dry bones live?' Religious life and afterlife -- 'This bitter reproach': destruction, guilt and the colonial future.
Summary "In the early decades of the 19th century, Indigenous Australians suffered devastating losses at the hands of British colonists, who largely ignored their sovereignty and even their humanity. At the same time, however, a new wave of Christian humanitarians were arriving in the colonies, troubled by Aboriginal suffering and arguing that colonists had obligations towards the people they had dispossessed. These white philanthropists raised questions which have shaped Australian society ever since. Did Indigenous Australians have rights to land, rationing, education and cultural survival? If so, how should these be guaranteed, and what would people have to give up in return? Would charity and paternalism lead to effective government or dismal failure - to a powerful defence of an oppressed people, or to new forms of oppression? In Good Faith? paints a vivid picture of life on Australia's first missions and protectorate stations, examining the tensions between charity and rights, empathy and imperialism, as well as the intimacy, dependence, resentment and obligations that developed between missionary philanthropists and the people they tried to protect and control."--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Government relations.
Philanthropinism.
Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Colonization.
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
History.
Humanities.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst00794551
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00794561
Colonization. (OCoLC)fst00868483
Indigenous peoples -- Government relations. (OCoLC)fst00970236
Philanthropinism. (OCoLC)fst01060591
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term politics and government.
australia.
social conditions.
aboriginal australians.
colonization.
19th century.
Genre/Form History.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mitchell, Jessie. In good faith?. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011 (DLC) 2010681597
ISBN 9781921862113 (electronic bk.)
1921862114 (electronic bk.)
9781921862106 (print)
1921862106 (print)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459277 doi
459277
AU@ 000046493203
AU@ 000050174843
AU@ 000051583737
AU@ 000058146352
AU@ 000060581401
GBVCP 1008655201
GBVCP 865745188

 
    
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