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Through travellers' eyes: Foreign observations of Aboriginal people and British colonisation, 1800-1850 [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DI100100145]

Researchers Konishi Dr Shino A; Prof Ann Curthoys; Prof Stephen R Garton; Prof Ann M McGrath

Brief description This project will enhance our historical understanding of a crucial stage in the colonisation of Aboriginal people. It will uncover a new corpus of historical sources which has not been subject to sustained study, and bring to light instances of nineteenth-century Aboriginal agency. Most importantly, it will highlight nineteenth-century discourses on the colonial treatment of indigenous people, and therefore enable a deeper knowledge of Indigenous Australian history to inform public debates on matters of policy, identity, and culture.

Funding Amount $155,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development

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