Protection Talk and Popular Performance: The Wild Australia Show on Tour, 1892-1893

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    This collection brings together world-leading and emerging scholars to explore how the concept of "protection" was applied to Indigenous peoples of Britains antipodean colonies. Tracing evolutions in protection from the 1830s until the end of the nineteenth century, the contributors map the changes and continuities that marked it as an inherently ambivalent mode of colonial practice. In doing so, they consider the place of different historical actors who were involved in the implementation of protective policy, who served as its intermediaries on the ground, or who responded as its intended "beneficiaries." These included metropolitan and colonial administrators, Protectors or similar agents, government interpreters and church-affiliated missionaries, settlers with economic investments in the politics of conciliation, and the Indigenous peoples who were themselves subjected to colonial policies. Drawing out some of the interventions and encounters lived out in the name of protection, the book examines some of the critical roles it played in the making of colonial relations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAboriginal Protection and its Intermediaries in Britain's Antipodean Colonies
    EditorsSamual Furphy and Amanda Nettelbeck
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Edition1st Edition
    ISBN (Print)9780367313418
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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