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The Resource Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt

Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt

Label
Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling
Title
Finding Eliza
Title remainder
power and colonial storytelling
Statement of responsibility
Larissa Behrendt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on their island off the Queensland coast in 1836. In this deeply personal book, Behrendt uses Eliza's tale as a starting point to interrogate how Aboriginal people -- and indigenous people of other countries -- have been portrayed in their colonisers' stories. Exploring works as diverse as Robinson Crusoe and Coonardoo, Behrendt looks at the ideas embedded in these accounts, such as the supposed promiscuity of Aboriginal women, the fixation on cannibalism, and the myth of the noble savage. Ultimately, Finding Eliza shows how these stories not only reflect the values of their storytellers but also reinforce those values -- which in Australia led to the dispossession of Aboriginal people and the enforcement of unjust laws against them
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Behrendt, Larissa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
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  • Fraser, Eliza
  • Shipwrecks
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Europeans
Target audience
adult
Label
Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
v, 244 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781458794529
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimilies
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a152174
  • (Sirsi) a152174
Label
Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling, Larissa Behrendt
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
v, 244 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781458794529
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimilies
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a152174
  • (Sirsi) a152174

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