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The Resource The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia, edited by Gillian Dooley and Danielle Clode

The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia, edited by Gillian Dooley and Danielle Clode

Label
The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia
Title
The first wave
Title remainder
exploring early coastal contact history in Australia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gillian Dooley and Danielle Clode
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or non-existent knowledge, contemporary theories like the idea of the noble savage, and an automatic belief in the superiority of European civilisation. Mutual misunderstanding was almost universal, whether it resulted in violence or apparently friendly transactions. Written for a general audience, "The First Wave" brings together a variety of contributions from thought-provoking writers, including both original research and creative work. Our contributors explore the dynamics of these early encounters, from Indigenous cosmological perspectives and European history of ideas, from representations in art and literature to the role of animals, food and fire in mediating first contact encounters, and Indigenous agency in exploration and shipwrecks. "The First Wave" includes poetry by Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, fiction by Miles Franklin award-winning Noongar author Kim Scott and Danielle Clode, and an account of the arrival of Christian missionaries in the Torres Strait Islands by Torres Strait political leader George Mye
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dooley, Gillian
  • Clode, Danielle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia, edited by Gillian Dooley and Danielle Clode
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251361016
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 448 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743056158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, music
Label
The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia, edited by Gillian Dooley and Danielle Clode
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251361016
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 448 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743056158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, music

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