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The White Man's Looking Glass: Aboriginal-Colonial Gender Relations at Port Jackson

McGrath, Ann


I had arrived in Sydney from Queensland via several years in Melbourne. Living at North Bondi amidst the Bicentennial hoo-ha, I found a subject that enabled me to contemplate my surrounds of rock, sea and harbour from a new angle. I first started working on Port Jackson materials as part of a new feminist history of Australia. Journals kept by members of the First Fleet led me into the intimate yet public thoughts of the earliest British intruders. They wrote as sexual beings, commenting...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1994
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Pastiche: Reflections on Nineteenth-Century Australia
Access Rights: Open Access


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