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‘In History’s Page’: Identity and Myth

Neville Meaney

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the ways Australians evoked a British past as a corollary to their sense of themselves as an offshoot of the British race. It identifies three distinct phases in the evolution ... More


Origins: An Economy Built from Scratch?

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter considers Australia's historical narrative, beginning with an assessment of the Aboriginal contribution to the economy constructed by the first European settlers. In Europe, modern ... More


Maritime History in Australia

Malcolm Tull

in Maritime History at the Crossroads: A Critical Review of Recent Historiography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588580
eISBN:
9781786944856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588580.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay presents Australia as a maritime nation and explores the recent upsurge of public and academic interest in its maritime heritage. It covers a broad spectrum of maritime research, including ... More


Chinese Australian Brides, Photography, and the White Wedding

Sophie Couchman

in Locating Chinese Women: Historical Mobility between China and Australia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9789888528615
eISBN:
9789888268658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528615.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Despite ‘unchanging tradition’ being a key characteristic of the white wedding, the cultural practices that make up the white wedding have evolved and become integrally linked to the creation of the ... More


Illywhacker (1985)

Bruce Woodcock

in Peter Carey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719043604
eISBN:
9781781700532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at Illywhacker, which studies twentieth-century Australian history and mixes family history with satirical fable and fantasy. It shows the significance of lies and lying and ... More


The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840020
eISBN:
9780824868048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840020.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on careful archival research and intimate life stories, the Pearl Frontier offers a subaltern imagining of Australian historical connections with Indonesia through labor migration. This study ... More


An Airy Barrier

Paul Carter

in The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669974
eISBN:
9781452946900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter illustrates a characteristic strategy of empirical history that suppresses historical accounts of Botany Bay—a strategy that a history of space is bound to resist. Here Botany Bay is a ... More


Merchants from Sail to Steam: The West Australian Shipping Association and the Evolution of the Conference System, 1884-1910

Frank Broeze

in From Wheel House to Counting House: Essays in Maritime Business History in Honour of Professor Peter Neville Davies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588511
eISBN:
9781786944924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Frank Broeze discusses the development and operations of conferences in the late nineteenth century, focusing especially upon the port of Fremantle. The West Australian Shipping Association was an ... More


Locating Chinese Women: Historical Mobility between China and Australia

Kate Bagnall and Julia T. Martínez (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9789888528615
eISBN:
9789888268658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528615.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This ground-breaking edited collection draws together Australian historical scholarship on Chinese women, their gendered migrations, and their mobile lives between China and Australia. It considers ... More


The “Invisible Work” of Women: Gender and Philanthropic Sociability in the Evolution of Early Chinese Australian Voluntary Organizations

Mei-fen Kuo

in Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528264
eISBN:
9789888528929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528264.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how Chinese cultural expressions of charity, based on interpersonal relationships (guanxi) and native place (tongxiang) ties, came to mix and interact with contrasting ... More


Only in Australia: The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism

William Coleman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198753254
eISBN:
9780191814853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753254.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Public and Welfare

This book is about the Australian difference: it is about how Australia in economic and social policy has diverged from the approach of other countries with it might be naturally compared. Australia ... More


Monetary Obligations and the Fragmentation of the Sterling Monetary Union

David Fox

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on four decisions considering the fragmentation of the sterling monetary union—a loose legal structure that linked the monetary systems of the United Kingdom, Australia, and New ... More


An Outline of Names

Paul Carter

in The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669974
eISBN:
9781452946900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the rationale behind Cook’s naming of different places in Australia. It argues that Cook’s choice of names was neither casual nor arbitrary. Although the names did not well up ... More


Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Angela Woollacott

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199641802
eISBN:
9780191779091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The 1820s to the 1860s was a foundational period in Australian history, arguably at least as important as federation. Convict transportation provided the labour on which the first settlements ... More


Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Benjamin Mountford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198790549
eISBN:
9780191831843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790549.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Towards the end of the nineteenth century the British Empire was confronted by two great Chinese questions. The first of these questions (often known as the ‘Far Eastern question’ to contemporaries) ... More


A Thorny Passage

Paul Carter

in The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669974
eISBN:
9781452946900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter first considers the return journey of travelers as opposed to the one they initially took going forward. The discussions then turn to travelers’ incorporation of their return journey ... More


The Road to Botany Bay

Paul Carter

in The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669974
eISBN:
9781452946900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers history as told by the First Fleet chroniclers: Phillip, Tench, Collins, Hunter, and White. It suggests a reflective return to Botany Bay and a spatial interpretation of the ... More


Conclusion: Chinese Questions

Benjamin Mountford

in Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198790549
eISBN:
9780191831843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790549.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter concludes Britain, China, and Colonial Australia. It reflects on how (by the turn of the twentieth century) colonial Australia had developed into an important point of contact between ... More


Dhammaloka’s Last Years and a Mysterious Death: 1909–12

Alicia Turner

in The Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073084
eISBN:
9780190073114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073084.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the radical Irish Buddhist monk U Dhammaloka’s trial for sedition in Moulmein and subsequent court appeal in Rangoon, setting these in the wider context of Burmese, Indian, and ... More


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