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Issue Details: First known date: 1922... 1922 Conn of the Coral Seas
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form y separately published work icon The Adorable Outcast Black Cargoes of the South Seas Norman Dawn , ( dir. Norman Dawn ) 1928 Australia : Australasian Films , 1928 Z1451186 1928 single work film/TV thriller crime

A Pacific Island romance, The Adorable Outcast follows Stephen Conn, an adventurer who is in love with a beautiful young native woman named Luya. When a rumour surfaces suggesting that Conn has a hoard of gold hidden away, an evil blackbirder, Fursey, kidnaps Luya as a ransom. Conn enlists the aid of Luya's tribal members to help him get her back, and they subsequently attack Fursey and his fellow traders at their stronghold. After freeing his love, Conn is made aware that her parents were actually white-skinned. This allows them to unite.

Notes

  • Conn of the Coral Seas was adpted by screenwriter/director Norman Dawn and made into the silent movie The Adorable Outcast (in the U. S. it was titled Black Cargoes of the South Seas) - Source ScreenSound.

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'How White She Was!' : Race, Gender and Global Capital in the Life and Times of Beatrice Grimshaw Julie Evans , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Collisions of Cultures and Identities : Settlers and Indigenous Peoples 2007; (p. 187-201)
Julie Evans reads Grimshaws early 20th century novels, set in Papua New Guinea, Polynesia and Melanesia, to 'demonstrate how race and gender were deeply imbricated in the production of the very social inequalities upon which empire depended' (187). She concludes that the wide readership of Grimshaw's fiction is an indicator of 'the extent to which prevailing constructions of the absolute primitiveness of the region's inhabitants ... served both British and Australian interests' (197).
'How White She Was!' : Race, Gender and Global Capital in the Life and Times of Beatrice Grimshaw Julie Evans , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Collisions of Cultures and Identities : Settlers and Indigenous Peoples 2007; (p. 187-201)
Julie Evans reads Grimshaws early 20th century novels, set in Papua New Guinea, Polynesia and Melanesia, to 'demonstrate how race and gender were deeply imbricated in the production of the very social inequalities upon which empire depended' (187). She concludes that the wide readership of Grimshaw's fiction is an indicator of 'the extent to which prevailing constructions of the absolute primitiveness of the region's inhabitants ... served both British and Australian interests' (197).
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