Philanthropy or Patronage?: Aboriginal Protectors in the Port Phillip District and Western Australia
This chapter provides a comparative analysis of two Aboriginal protectorates established by the British Colonial Office in the wake of the 1837 Select Committee of Aborigines, the first in the Port Phillip District of New South Wales and the second in Western Australia. It focusses particularly on the appointment of the first protectors and the changing patterns of patronage that shaped those appointments. It argues that political developments in London, notably the resignation in 1839 of the...[Show more]
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