Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140103049 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Amanda Nettelbeck;

Brief description This project will analyse how objectives to protect Indigenous people under the law after the 1830s became entwined in Australian colonial governance with objectives to transform them into legal subjects through policing and punishment. It will do so by examining the everyday work of Protectors of Aborigines, magistrates and mounted police as a network of colonial officials whose roles tested the boundaries of law in frontier settings where colonial relationships were still in the making. In exploring tensions between goals of humanitarian reform and demands of colonial development, it generates new insight into the intents and disputes that marked the practical pursuit of jurisdiction over Indigenous people.

Funding Amount 164130

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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