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In the eye of the beholder : representations of Australian Aborigines in the published works of colonial women writers

Dawson, Barbara


This thesis explores aspects of identity, gender and race in the narratives of six white women who wrote about their experiences with Australian Aborigines. Five of the works relate to nineteenth-century frontier encounters, described by middle-class, genteel women who had travelled to distant locations. The sixth (colonial-born) woman wrote about life in outback Queensland in both the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Her perceptions and opinions act as a foil to the five...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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