Shaking Hands on the Fringe: Negotiating the Aboriginal World at King Georges Sound Tiffany Shellam

ISBN: 9781921401268

Published: May 15th 2009

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267 pages


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Shaking Hands on the Fringe: Negotiating the Aboriginal World at King Georges Sound  by  Tiffany Shellam

Shaking Hands on the Fringe: Negotiating the Aboriginal World at King Georges Sound by Tiffany Shellam
May 15th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 267 pages | ISBN: 9781921401268 | 3.53 Mb

In 1826, the British set up a garrison on the edges of an Aboriginal world at King Georges 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 areasMoreIn 1826, the British set up a garrison on the edges of an Aboriginal world at King Georges 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 areas 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 Georges 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, utilizing the new presence to seeming advantage.



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