Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Brokering in Colonial Exploration: Biographies, Geographies and Histories
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'The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal, sometimes exclusive, protagonist and narrator. This edited volume – along with a companion volume Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives – treats exploration as a collective effort and experience involving a variety of people from across social strata and cultures coming together, sometimes for a sustained time, at others only briefly, in various kinds of relationships and interactions. ...'


  • Includes bibliography

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    y Brokers and Boundaries : Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory Allison Cadzow (editor), Shino Konishi (editor), Maria Nugent (editor), Tiffany Shellam (editor), Canberra : Australian National University , 2016 9798430 2016 selected work criticism biography

    'Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights the ways in which nineteenth-century exploration in Australia and New Guinea was a collective and socially complex enterprise. Many of the authors provide biographically rich studies that carefully examine and speculate about Indigenous brokers' motivations, commitments and desires. All of the chapters in the collection are attentive to the specific local circumstances as well as broader colonial contexts in which exploration and encounters occurred.' (Source: TROVE)

    Canberra : Australian National University , 2016
    pg. 1-13
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