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Imagining Protection in the Antipodean Colonies: Actors, Agency, and Governance

Furphy, Samuel; Nettelbeck, Amanda


Recent years have seen a revival of historical interest in Aboriginal protection as a concept that gained critical momentum in British imperial politics after the abolition of slavery. A body of new scholarship has explored the different ways that ideas of ‘humane governance’ shaped indigenous policy around the British settler colonial world, and in how these became modified over time. This chapter contributes to this body of scholarship by examining how protection was imagined and refashioned...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-07
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies
DOI: 10.4324/9780429316364-1
Access Rights: Open Access


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