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'This essay recounts Joseph Conrad’s voyage up the east-coast of Australia in 1888, an event which I term the author’s ‘Endeavour re-enactment’. It describes the author’s relationship to Captain James Cook, and the implications of his visit for Australian history.' (Publication abstract)


  • Epigraph: In a theatre of its own design, history’s drama unfolds; the historian is an impartial onlooker, simply repeating what happened. Paul Carter, The Road to Botany Bay (xv)

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    y separately published work icon JASAL From Colony to Transnation vol. 20 no. 2 2020 20746686 2020 periodical issue 'This special issue of JASAL is a collection of essays based on papers delivered at the ASAL conference ‘From Colony to Transnation,’ held at the University of Sydney on 5–6 December 2019, to mark the retirement of the Chair of Australian Literature, Professor Robert Dixon. In all, thirty-nine papers were given, including keynotes by David Carter and Jeanette Hoorn, and the conference also incorporated the Herbert Blaiklock Memorial Lecture, delivered by the writer Nicolas Rothwell.' (Brigid Rooney, Peter KirkpatrickFrom Colony to Transnation: Introduction)

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