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Jacky Jacky and the Politics of Aboriginal Testimony

Nugent, Maria

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One obstacle to writing detailed histories and rounded biographies of Aboriginal guides who participated in nineteenth-century exploration is the dearth of source material, especially accounts provided by Aboriginal guides themselves. Within the epistemology of exploration, Indigenous guides and other intermediaries were rarely accorded the status of author, an honour preserved for the expedition leader or expedition scientists and naturalists. Published exploration narratives sometimes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153925
Source: Indigenous intermediaries: new perspectives on exploration archives

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