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Author Dawson, Barbara (Barbara Chambers), author.

Title In the eye of the beholder : what six nineteenth-century women tell us about indigenous authority and identity / Barbara Dawson.

Publication Info. Anu, Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2014.


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Contents Notice to indigenous readers -- Introduction -- 1. Sowing the seeds for nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century women's writing -- Part A. Adventurers -- 2. Early perceptions of Aborigines -- Eliza Fraser's legacy : 'Through a glass darkly' -- 3. Literary excesses -- Eliza Davies : imagination and fabrication -- 4. Queensland frontier adventure -- Emily Cowl : excitement and humour -- Part B. Settlers : changing the racial landscape -- 5. An early, short-term settler -- Katherine Kirkland : valuable insights through the silences -- 6. Mary McConnel : Christianising the Aborigines? -- 7. Australian-born settler -- Rose Scott Cowen : acknowledging indigenous humanity and integrity -- Conclusion -- Appendix A : the works of the women writers -- Appendix B : the works of other Australian women writers referred to in this book.
Summary This book offers a fresh perspective in the debate on settler perceptions of Indigenous Australians. It draws together a suite of little known colonial women (apart from Eliza Fraser) and investigates their writings for what they reveal about their attitudes to, views on and beliefs about Aboriginal people, as presented in their published works. The way that reader expectations and publishers requirements slanted their representations forms part of this analysis. All six women write of their first-hand experiences on Australian frontiers of settlement. The division into adventurers (Eliza Fraser, Eliza Davies and Emily Cowl) and longer-term settlers (Katherine Kirkland, Mary McConnel and Rose Scott Cowen) allows interrogation into the differing representations between those with a transitory knowledge of Indigenous people and those who had a close and more permanent relationship with Indigenous women, even encompassing individual friendship. More pertinently, the book strives to reveal the aspects, largely overlooked in colonial narratives, of Indigenous agency, authority and individuality.
Language English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Women pioneers -- Australia -- Attitudes.
Intercultural communication -- Australia -- 19th century.
Aboriginal Australians -- Public opinion -- History.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Australia -- History -- 1851-1901.
Australia -- Race relations -- History -- 1851-1901.
Indigenous peoples.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
Aboriginal Australians -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst00794554
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of. (OCoLC)fst01743348
Intercultural communication. (OCoLC)fst00976084
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Women pioneers -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst01426993
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
Chronological Term 1800-1901
Indexed Term history.
indigenous studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Dawson, Barbara (Barbara Chambers). In the eye of the beholder : what six nineteenth-century women tell us about indigenous authority and identity. Canberra, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2014 xxv, 195 pages 9781925021967
ISBN 9781925021967 (electronic bk.)
1925021963 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_515954 doi
AU@ 000053403360
AU@ 000054013978
AU@ 000054464026
AU@ 000055067378
AU@ 000058200950
AU@ 000060585203
GBVCP 1008662208
GBVCP 869966588

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