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Issue Details: First known date: 1907... 1907 From Fiji to the Cannibal Islands
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bell ,
      1907 .
      Link: 11433290Full text document Sighted: 30/06/2017
      Extent: 355p.
      Description: illus.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Doubleday ,
      1907 .
      Alternative title: Fiji and Its Possibilities
      Extent: xiii, 315 pp.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Nelson ,
      1917 .
      Extent: 255p.

Works about this Work

Gothic Moods and Colonial Night Guests : Beatrice Grimshaw's Writings on Fiji Victoria Genevieve Reeve , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 93-106)

'In 1904, Beatrice Grimshaw travelled to the Pacific islands, documenting her tour of Fiji in a book-length travel narrative, From Fiji to the Cannibal Islands (1907) (subsequently re-published as Fiji and its Possibilities [1907]). Her book makes scant reference to indentured Indian labour and focuses instead on the amiable Fijian as reformed cannibal. The point of this essay is that the Australian literary tradition must be read with clear-sighted and unflinching appraisal of its unsavoury elements (and Grimshaw’s blatant racism provides an example of such) as much as it lauds its achievements. To do so offers a way forward for Australian literature as it navigates a tradition of denial and silence on key aspects of its colonial past.'

Source: Abstract.

Gothic Moods and Colonial Night Guests : Beatrice Grimshaw's Writings on Fiji Victoria Genevieve Reeve , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 93-106)

'In 1904, Beatrice Grimshaw travelled to the Pacific islands, documenting her tour of Fiji in a book-length travel narrative, From Fiji to the Cannibal Islands (1907) (subsequently re-published as Fiji and its Possibilities [1907]). Her book makes scant reference to indentured Indian labour and focuses instead on the amiable Fijian as reformed cannibal. The point of this essay is that the Australian literary tradition must be read with clear-sighted and unflinching appraisal of its unsavoury elements (and Grimshaw’s blatant racism provides an example of such) as much as it lauds its achievements. To do so offers a way forward for Australian literature as it navigates a tradition of denial and silence on key aspects of its colonial past.'

Source: Abstract.

Last amended 30 Jun 2017 09:07:11
Subjects:
  • South Pacific, Pacific Region,
  • c
    Fiji,
    c
    South Pacific, Pacific Region,
  • Norfolk Island, Australian External Territories,
  • Vanuatu, South Pacific, Pacific Region,
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