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Shaking hands on the fringe : negotiating the Aboriginal world at King George's Sound

Shellam, Tiffany Sophie Bryden


In 1826 a British military garrison was set up on the edges of an Aboriginal world at King George's Sound on the south west corner of Western Australia. This history narrates four episodes which centre on the interactions that occurred between the British newcomers and the Aboriginal people who lived there. The garrison was designed to be a holding station, to deter the French from making a territorial claim on a large and hard to defend continent and thus the British presence at King...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2007
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d76395a96818


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