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Terra Australis to Oceania: Racial Geography in the 'Fifth Part of the World'

Douglas, Bronwen


This paper is a synoptic history of racial geography in the 'fifth part of the world' or Oceania - an extended region embracing what are now Australia, Island Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The period in question stretches from classical antiquity to the Enlightenment, to focus on the consolidation of European racial thinking with the marriage of geography and raciology in the early 19th century. The paper investigates the naming of places by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2010.501696


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