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1 5 y separately published work icon Meeting the Waylo : Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago Tiffany Shellam , Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2020 18448531 2020 multi chapter work criticism

'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 ‘guide’s’, ‘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’.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Brokering in Colonial Exploration: Biographies, Geographies and Histories Tiffany Shellam , Maria Nugent , Shino Konishi , Allison Cadzow , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brokers and Boundaries : Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory 2016; (p. 1-13)
'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. ...'
1 2 y separately published work icon 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)

1 The Secret River : Review Essay Tiffany Shellam , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 13 no. 4 2016; (p. 613-615)

— Review of The Secret River Mac Gudgeon , Jan Sardi , 2015 series - publisher film/TV
1 y separately published work icon Rosendo Salvado Eo Aborixe of Australia Ramon Maiz (editor), Tiffany Shellam (editor), Galicia : Galician Culture Council , 2015 9243585 2015 anthology criticism
1 The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills: Forgotten Narratives [Book Review] Tiffany Shellam , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , December vol. 38 no. 2014; (p. 221-224)

— Review of The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills : Forgotten Narratives 2013 multi chapter work criticism
1 Tropes of Friendship, Undercurrents of Fear : Alternative Emotions on the ‘Friendly Frontier’ Tiffany Shellam , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 57 no. 2 2012; (p. 16-31)
1 3 y separately published work icon Shaking Hands on the Fringe: Negotiating the Aboriginal World at King George’s Sound Tiffany Shellam , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2009 Z1900570 2009 single work biography

'In 1826 the British set up a garrison on the edges of an Aboriginal world at King George’s Sound, the site of present day Albany, Western Australia, with the aim of deterring the French from occupying the area.'

'The British newcomers and the area’s Indigenous inhabitants, the King Ya-nup, came to share a small space, forcing both cultures to adapt in order to communicate and interact with one another. Within this sphere associations and friendships were formed that were as surprising as they were unique.'

'This ethnographic history narrates several intimate cross-cultural stories of the developing relationships between British and Aboriginal individuals at King George’s Sound. The episodes recounted go beyond the common ‘friendly’ or ‘violent’ encounters, unearthing instead how and why particular King Ya-nup engaged with the British world, utilising the new presence to seeming advantage.' (Source: Publisher's website)

1 The Lamb Enters the Dreaming: Nathanael Pepper and the Ruptured World : Book Review Tiffany Shellam , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , no. 33 2009; (p. 291-293)

— Review of The Lamb Enters the Dreaming : Nathanael Pepper and the Ruptured World Robert Kenny , 2007 single work biography