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The Resource Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt

Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt

Label
Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling
Title
Finding Eliza
Title remainder
power and colonial storytelling
Statement of responsibility
Larissa Behrendt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on their island off the Queensland coast in 1836. In this deeply personal book, Behrendt uses Eliza's tale as a starting point to interrogate how Aboriginal people -- and indigenous people of other countries -- have been portrayed in their colonisers' stories. Exploring works as diverse as Robinson Crusoe and Coonardoo, Behrendt looks at the ideas embedded in these accounts, such as the supposed promiscuity of Aboriginal women, the fixation on cannibalism, and the myth of the noble savage. Ultimately, Finding Eliza shows how these stories not only reflect the values of their storytellers but also reinforce those values -- which in Australia led to the dispossession of Aboriginal people and the enforcement of unjust laws against them
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Behrendt, Larissa
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fraser, Eliza Anne
  • Fraser, Eliza
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Shipwrecks
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Europeans
Target audience
adult
Label
Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055435330
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780702253904
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)921988410
Label
Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055435330
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780702253904
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)921988410

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