Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Bobby Roberts : Intermediary and Outlaw of Western Australia’s South Coast
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'... The story of Bobby Roberts may be viewed as an example of such Aboriginal agency exercised in the early colonial context. A Noongar man from the south coast region of Western Australia, Bobby assisted colonial interests as a guide and, later, a ‘native constable’. However, colonial authorities also knew him as a brazen criminal. ...'


  • 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. 119-139
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