Brokering in colonial exploration : Biographies, geographies and histories

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Shellam, Tiffany, Nugent, Maria, Konishi, Shino and Cadzow, Allison. (2016). Brokering in colonial exploration : Biographies, geographies and histories. In Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory pp. 1-14 ANU Press. https://doi.org/10.22459/BB.04.2016
AuthorsShellam, Tiffany, Nugent, Maria, Konishi, Shino and Cadzow, Allison
Abstract

The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal, sometimes exclusive, protagonist and narrator. This edited volume – along with a companion volume Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives – treats exploration as a collective effort and experience involving a variety of people from across social strata and cultures coming together, sometimes for a sustained time, at others only briefly, in various kinds of relationships and interactions. It engages with the recent resurgence of interest in the history of exploration by focusing primarily on the intermediaries – the guides, translators, hosts, labourers and myriad other ‘locals’ – who became involved in expeditions and assisted and facilitated European explorers who ventured out into the world from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries.

KeywordsAboriginal History; Arts; Humanities; Biography; Autobiography; History; Social Sciences; Indigenous Studies
Page range1-14
Year01 Jan 2016
Book titleBrokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory
PublisherANU Press
Place of publicationAustralia
ISBN9781760460112
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.22459/BB.04.2016
Web address (URL)https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/aboriginal-history/brokers-and-boundaries
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