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

McLaren, Annemarie

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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]

dc.contributor.authorMcLaren, Annemarie
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-18T12:43:55Z
dc.identifier.issn0014-1801
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/160471
dc.description.abstractWhen 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 ethnohistory and socio-biography emerge. During a period of enormous change in the colony, close attention to this Dharawal man’s life also demonstrates the need for caution in applying “models” for cross-cultural relations in colonial contexts. However stimulating “middle ground” or “native ground” ideas may be, cross-cultural interaction in early colonial New South Wales was a negotiated, dynamic affair in which trial and error were as constant as the rapidly evolving, entangled historical context.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherDuke University Press
dc.sourceEthnohistory
dc.titleReading the Entangled Life of Goggey, an Aboriginal Man on the Fringes of Early Colonial Sydney
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume65
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor210301 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB1851
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcLaren, Annemarie, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2040-01-01
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.identifier.doi10.1215/00141801-4451446
local.identifier.absseo950503 - Understanding Australia's Past
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:31:18Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85049937792
local.identifier.thomsonID000442378000007
dc.provenanceJournal: Ethnohistory (ISSN: 0014-1801, ESSN: 1527-5477) RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green journal Author's Pre-print: green tick author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) Author's Post-print: green tick author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) Publisher's Version/PDF: cross author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF
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