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The Resource Meeting the waylo : Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago, Tiffany Shellam

Meeting the waylo : Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago, Tiffany Shellam

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Meeting the waylo : Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago
Title
Meeting the waylo
Title remainder
Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago
Statement of responsibility
Tiffany Shellam
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the experiences of Indigenous Australians who participated in Australian exploration enterprises in the early nineteenth century. These Indigenous travellers, often referred to as 'guides', 'native aides', or 'intermediaries', have already been cast in a variety of ways by historians: earlier historiographies represented them as passive side-players in European heroic efforts of Discovery, while scholarship in the 1980s, led by Henry Reynolds, re-cast these individuals as 'black pioneers'. Historians now acknowledge that Aborigines 'provided information about the customs and languages of contiguous tribes, and acted as diplomats and couriers arranging in advance for the safe passage of European parties'. More recently, Indigenous scholars Keith Vincent Smith and Lynnette Russell describe such Aboriginal travellers as being entrepreneurial 'agents of their own destiny'. While historiography has made up some ground in this area Aboriginal motivations in exploring parties, while difficult to discern, are often obscured or ignored under the title 'guide' or 'intermediary'. Despite the different ways in which they have been cast, the mobility of these travellers, their motivations for travel and experience of it have not been thoroughly analysed. Some recent studies have begun to open up this narrative, revealing instead the ways in which colonisation enabled and encouraged entrepreneurial mobility, bringing about 'new patterns of mobility for colonised peoples'
Award
Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2020.
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10829875
Cataloging source
YDX
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1979-
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Shellam, Tiffany Sophie Bryden
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago
Label
Meeting the waylo : Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago, Tiffany Shellam
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Publication
Copyright
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Indigenous
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066470832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 271 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760801137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1121482570
Label
Meeting the waylo : Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago, Tiffany Shellam
Publication
Copyright
Note
Indigenous
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066470832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 271 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760801137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1121482570

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