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Mistress of EverythingQueen Victoria in Indigenous Worlds$
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Sarah Carter and Maria Nugent

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784991401

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784991401.001.0001

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The politics of memory and the memory of politics: Australian Aboriginal interpretations of Queen Victoria, 1881–2011

The politics of memory and the memory of politics: Australian Aboriginal interpretations of Queen Victoria, 1881–2011

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(p.100) Chapter Four The politics of memory and the memory of politics: Australian Aboriginal interpretations of Queen Victoria, 1881–2011
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Mistress of Everything
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Maria Nugent

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784991401.003.0004

This chapter discusses the ways in which Aboriginal people in southeastern Australia since the 1880s have incorporated Queen Victoria as a narrative device into the stories they tell and the statements they make about their situation under British colonisation. By tracing the contexts and occasions on which references to Queen Victoria are made, the chapter examines how Aboriginal people in Australia’s south-east implicated the figure of Queen Victoria in their lives and predicaments, and the ways in which each new generation recycled and reworked inherited stories about her according to their own times and situations. It concludes that the name of Queen Victoria served multiple “memory-making” uses, not least of which was remembering Aboriginal people’s own histories of political activism as they sought redress for their dispossession.

Keywords:   Queen Victoria, Australian Aboriginal people, memory, storytelling, land loss, politics, NSW, Victoria

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