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Reading the Entangled Life of Goggey, an Aboriginal Man on the Fringes of Early Colonial Sydney

McLaren, Annemarie


When so many lives of Aboriginal people slipped through the cracks of the colonial archives in the early decades of Sydney, the fact that one Dharawal man, Goggey, can be traced in fragments offers exciting opportunities. In the process of reading Goggey’s life from 1802 to 1826 in letters, newspapers, accounts, and journals—enigmatic and often thorny sources that touch on matters of violence and cannibalism—one can see the difficulties and the possibilities of anthropologically infused...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnohistory
DOI: 10.1215/00141801-4451446


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