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Constitution

A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Constitutions, understood as legal documents or unwritten conventions, set out the highest principles of a state’s laws, and establish the institutional structure of government. Approaching them more conceptually, they articulate...

Case Study of Dirck Hartogh Plate, 1616

Susan Broomhall

Susan Broomhall is Professor of History at the University of Western Australia, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Object Case Studies

...Object Description Round pewter dish (plate), with completely flattened edge, measuring 70 cm (h) × 50 cm (w) × 4 cm (t). An inscription runs over the entire surface of the plate, the last three lines of which are almost completely worn...

The Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The Australian nation was “born modern.”This phrase is borrowed from Susan Magarey who has used it to describe the Australian Woman Movement of the late nineteenth century, which she argues was “not only born modern but a force...

Popularizing Anthropology: Elsie Masson and Baldwin Spencer

Jane Lydon

Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia, Australia. She currently leads the Australian Research Council-funded project, ‘Globalization, Photography, and Race: the Circulation and Return of Aboriginal Photographs in Europe’, which is partnered with four major European museums. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In 1915 Elsie Rosaline Masson (later Malinowska) published An Untamed Territory, an account of a year spent as an au pair with the inaugural Northern Territory Administrator John Gilruth and his family in Darwin.Elsie Rosaline Masson...

Death on a river: Honour and violence in an Australian penal colony

Honour, Violence and Emotions in History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...In the autumn of 1826, four convict workers plotted together to commit a murder. They were cedar-cutters, members of a timber gang who laboured in country north of Port Stephens, a lonely outpost of settlement in the penal colony of New...

Life Histories

A Cultural History of Education in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...IntroductionThis chapter explores educational life history through Lawrence Cremin’s view of educational biography as a “life history prepared with educational matters uppermost in mind.”Cremin 1980: 588. Cremin maintains that individuals...

Marked Bodies and Social Meanings

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Frank 1997: 103.In the recent historical period in the West (from about the 1920s to the present), a defining characteristic of the cultural experience of the human body is the ubiquitous idea of its mutability. That the body, rather than...

Erotica

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1907, Sir David Scott Mitchell’s extensive private collection of Australiana was bequeathed to the public library of New South Wales following his death. When the collection was received by the library, it was found to contain “a number...

‘A Ray of Special Resemblance’: H. G. Wells and Colonial Embarrassment

Jane Lydon

Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia, Australia. She currently leads the Australian Research Council-funded project, ‘Globalization, Photography, and Race: the Circulation and Return of Aboriginal Photographs in Europe’, which is partnered with four major European museums. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...[Photographs] send out a ray of special resemblance and remind one more strongly of this friend or that, than they do of their own kind. One notes with surprise that one’s good friend and neighbour X and an anonymous naked Gold Coast negro...

New Zealand’s Response to Europe’s Children and Youth, 1933–49

The Young Victims of the Nazi Regime : Migration, the Holocaust and Postwar Displacement

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...New Zealanders are justly proud of their country's record of refugee settlement. From the perspective of some refugees, however, New Zealand's policies have been harsh. Discriminatory policies regarding adult refugees existed alongside...