What does an elegant, hand-written programme tell us about the harsh realities of emigration, and the colonisation of Australia in the nineteenth century? How does it exemplify the mindset of settlers, who assumed they needed to import their beliefs and culture including dance and music?
Tag: indigenous history
Warrane, which the British called Sydney, was invaded in 1788. Rosalind Carr shows how just as polite male gallantry in the eighteenth century enabled men to enact assumed gender superiority, in a colonial context friendship and civility became a performance of assumed racial superiority.
Why have settler Australians remembered Australia’s history in a manner that erased Aboriginal presence, and dominated the ways in which its history has been remembered and forgotten?
Launch event for the new Family History Workshop, a new initiative by the Raphael Samuel History Centre: Victoria Haskins, ‘Stories my great-grandmother didn’t tell me, Or, family histories and the memories of nations’.