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The Resource In good faith? : governing Indigenous Australia through god, charity and empire, 1825-1855, Jessie Mitchell

In good faith? : governing Indigenous Australia through god, charity and empire, 1825-1855, Jessie Mitchell

Label
In good faith? : governing Indigenous Australia through god, charity and empire, 1825-1855
Title
In good faith?
Title remainder
governing Indigenous Australia through god, charity and empire, 1825-1855
Statement of responsibility
Jessie Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early decades of the 19th century, Indigenous Australians suffered devastating losses at the hands of British colonists, who largely ignored their sovereignty and even their humanity. At the same time, however, a new wave of Christian humanitarians were arriving in the colonies, troubled by Aboriginal suffering and arguing that colonists had obligations towards the people they had dispossessed. These white philanthropists raised questions which have shaped Australian society ever since. Did Indigenous Australians have rights to land, rationing, education and cultural survival? If so, how should these be guaranteed, and what would people have to give up in return? Would charity and paternalism lead to effective government or dismal failure - to a powerful defence of an oppressed people, or to new forms of oppression? In Good Faith? paints a vivid picture of life on Australia's first missions and protectorate stations, examining the tensions between charity and rights, empathy and imperialism, as well as the intimacy, dependence, resentment and obligations that developed between missionary philanthropists and the people they tried to protect and control."--Publisher's description
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Jessie
Dewey number
305.89915
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Aboriginal history monograph series
Series volume
23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Philanthropinism
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Colonization
Label
In good faith? : governing Indigenous Australia through god, charity and empire, 1825-1855, Jessie Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • 'This land of Barbarians': missions and protectorates begin
  • 'Godless political experiments': philanthropy and governance
  • 'All white masters belong to your King': race, identity and empire
  • 'Our country all gone': rights, charity and the loss of land
  • Deserving poverty? Rationing and philanthropy
  • Keeping body and soul together: creating material 'civilisation'
  • 'Can these dry bones live?' Religious life and afterlife
  • 'This bitter reproach': destruction, guilt and the colonial future
Control code
ocn697326531
Dimensions
5 1/4 in.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921862113
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)697326531
Label
In good faith? : governing Indigenous Australia through god, charity and empire, 1825-1855, Jessie Mitchell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • 'This land of Barbarians': missions and protectorates begin
  • 'Godless political experiments': philanthropy and governance
  • 'All white masters belong to your King': race, identity and empire
  • 'Our country all gone': rights, charity and the loss of land
  • Deserving poverty? Rationing and philanthropy
  • Keeping body and soul together: creating material 'civilisation'
  • 'Can these dry bones live?' Religious life and afterlife
  • 'This bitter reproach': destruction, guilt and the colonial future
Control code
ocn697326531
Dimensions
5 1/4 in.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921862113
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)697326531

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