Proximate strangers and familiar antagonists : Violence on an intimate frontier

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Nettelbeck, Amanda. (2016) Proximate strangers and familiar antagonists : Violence on an intimate frontier. Australian Historical Studies. 47(2), pp. 209-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2016.1153120
AuthorsNettelbeck, Amanda
Abstract

A generation of scholarship on the experiences of the frontier—spanning models of violent conflict to various kinds of intimacy—has been highly influential in building a nuanced picture of Australia's colonial race relations. Regionally-focused histories provide a valuable avenue for bringing these models of frontier historiography together within the same frame, because it is at the localised level of social relations that the cross-hatched intersections between violence and intimacy can emerge into clearest view. This article traces the threads of cross-cultural encounter on one Australian frontier to assess how violent conflict could arise as much from conditions of inter-connectedness and familiarity as from conditions of strangeness and fear, and to ask, under such conditions, what kinds of frontier violence drew the intervention of the law.

Year2016
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Journal citation47 (2), pp. 209-224
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1031-461X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2016.1153120
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