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

Brokers and boundaries : colonial exploration in indigenous territory / edited by Tiffany Shellam, Maria Nugent, Shino Konishi and Allison Cadzow.
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ISBN 1760460117
9781760460112
Title Brokers and boundaries : colonial exploration in indigenous territory / edited by Tiffany Shellam, Maria Nugent, Shino Konishi and Allison Cadzow.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Canberra, A.C.T. ANU Press, 2016.
©2016.
Description xiv, 212 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Brokering in colonial exploration: Biographies, geographies and histories / Tiffany Shellam, Maria Nugent, Shino Konishi and Allison Cadzow -- Bennelong and Gogy: Strategic brokers in colonial New South Wales / Shino Konishi -- 'Race', intimacy and go-betweens in French–West Papuan encounters / Nicole Starbuck -- Aboriginal guides in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales / Mark Dunn -- Guided by her: Aboriginal women's participation in Australian expeditions / Allison Cadzow -- Bobby Roberts: Intermediary and outlaw of Western Australia's south coast / Clint Bracknell -- Mediating the imaginary and the space of encounter in the Papuan Gulf / Dario Di Rosa -- Local agency and William MacGregor's exploration of the Trobriand Islands / Andrew Connelly -- Explorers & co. in interior New Guinea, 1872-1928 / Chris Ballard.
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.
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Biography
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions
Discoveries in geography -- 19th century
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners -- Australia
Australia -- Discovery and exploration
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Cadzow, Allison (editor.)
Konishi, Shino (editor.)
Nugent, Maria (editor.)
Shellam, Tiffany Sophie Bryden, 1979- (editor.)
Series Aboriginal history monograph
Internet Site Online version available via ANU Press website
Call number 305.89915 AHM no. 34
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