Colonial Frontiers: Indigenous-European Encounters in Settler Societies

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This wide-ranging collection explores the formation, structure, and maintenance of boundaries and frontiers in settler colonies. Looking at cross-cultural interactions in the settler colonies of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and America. the contributors illuminate the formation of new boundaries and the interaction between settler societies and indigenous groups.

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Overview

This wide-ranging collection explores the formation, structure, and maintenance of boundaries and frontiers in settler colonies. Looking at cross-cultural interactions in the settler colonies of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and America. the contributors illuminate the formation of new boundaries and the interaction between settler societies and indigenous groups.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780719058592
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Studies in Imperialism
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Lynette Russell is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies at Monash University.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
General editor's introduction
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Representations of frontiers in settler societies 17
2 The northern Cape frontier zone in South African frontier historiography 19
3 Time after time: temporal frontiers and boundaries in colonial images of the Australian landscape 47
4 Antipodean heathens: the London Missionary Society in Polynesia and Australia, 1800-50 68
5 Martyrs and messengers: Benjamin Franklin and the American frontier, the Moravians, and the nature of reason 82
Pt. II European responses to frontiers and resistance 99
6 The fluid frontier: Central Queensland 1845-63 101
7 'The final legal frontier': the Treaty of Waitangi and the creation of legal boundaries between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand society 119
8 Handkerchief diplomacy: E. J. Eyre and sexual politics on the South Australian frontier 134
9 Beyond the frontier: possibilities and precariousness along Australia's southern coast 151
Pt. III The otherside of the frontier 173
10 Torres Strait Islanders and the maritime frontier in early colonial Australia 175
11 Nomadic landscapes and the colonial frontier: the problem of nomadism in German South West Africa 198
12 All's not quiet on the western front - rethinking resistance and frontiers in Aboriginal historiography 216
Select bibliography 237
Index 241
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