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The Resource Henry Prinsep's empire : framing a distant colony, Malcolm Allbrook

Henry Prinsep's empire : framing a distant colony, Malcolm Allbrook

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Henry Prinsep's empire : framing a distant colony
Title
Henry Prinsep's empire
Title remainder
framing a distant colony
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Allbrook
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Prinsep is known as Western Australia<U+0146>s first Chief Protector of Aborigines in the colonial government of Sir John Forrest, a period which saw the introduction of oppressive laws that dominated the lives of Aboriginal people for most of the twentieth century. But he was also an artist, horse-trader, member of a prominent East India Company family, and everyday citizen, whose identity was formed during his colonial upbringing in India and England. As a creator of Imperial culture, he supported the great men and women of history while he painted, wrote about and photographed the scenes around him. In terms of naked power he was a middle man, perhaps even a small man. His empire is an intensely personal place, a vast network of family and friends from every quarter of the British imperial world, engaged in the common tasks of making a home and a career, while framing new identities, new imaginings and new relationships with each other, indigenous peoples and fellow colonists. This book traces Henry Prinsep<U+0146>s life from India to Western Australia and shows how these texts and images illuminate not only Prinsep the man, but the affectionate bonds that endured despite the geographic bounds of empire, and the historical, social, geographic and economic origins of Aboriginal and colonial relationships which are important to this day
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Allbrook, Malcolm
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
ANU lives series in biography
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  • Prinsep, Henry Charles
  • East India Company
  • Civil service
  • Artists
  • Western Australia
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
Henry Prinsep's empire : framing a distant colony, Malcolm Allbrook
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
42551481
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 343 pages
Isbn
9781925021608
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42551481
  • (Sirsi) 42551481
Label
Henry Prinsep's empire : framing a distant colony, Malcolm Allbrook
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
42551481
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 343 pages
Isbn
9781925021608
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42551481
  • (Sirsi) 42551481

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