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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling 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 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 colonizers’ stories. Citing works as diverse as Robinson Crusoe and Coonardoo, she explores the tropes in these accounts, such as the supposed promiscuity of Aboriginal women, the Europeans’ fixation on cannibalism, and the myth of the noble savage. Ultimately, Behrendt 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 laws enforced against them. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Michael Lavarch
  • Epigraph:

    If not for other, there is no self.

    If not for self, nothing is apprehended.

    –Chuang-tzu

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2016 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 211p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 2016
      ISBN: 9780702253904

Works about this Work

Larissa Behrendt Susan Chenery , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 24)

'A colonial story of hardship and humiliation after a 19th-century shipwreck is unpicked to reveal the Indigenous perspective. '

Behrendt's New Book Sheds Light on Story 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 February no. 619 2016; (p. 39)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
The Pulling Power of Prejudice Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
Challenging the Received Picture Babette Smith , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 March 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
[Untitled] Robyn Douglass , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 February 2016; (p. 40)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
April in Nonfiction Sarah Burnside , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2016;

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism ; The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015 anthology essay
Nadia Rhook Reviews Finding Eliza by Larissa Behrendt Nadia Rhook , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
Behrendt's New Book Sheds Light on Story 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 February no. 619 2016; (p. 39)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
The Pulling Power of Prejudice Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
Challenging the Received Picture Babette Smith , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 March 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
[Untitled] Robyn Douglass , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 February 2016; (p. 40)

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
April in Nonfiction Sarah Burnside , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2016;

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism ; The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015 anthology essay
Nadia Rhook Reviews Finding Eliza by Larissa Behrendt Nadia Rhook , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of Finding Eliza : Power and Colonial Storytelling Larissa Behrendt 2016 multi chapter work criticism
Larissa Behrendt Susan Chenery , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 24)

'A colonial story of hardship and humiliation after a 19th-century shipwreck is unpicked to reveal the Indigenous perspective. '

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