Violence and Colonial Dialogue: Australia-Pacific Indentured Labor Trade (BOK)

Tracey Banivanua-Mar

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During the post-abolition period a trade in cheap and often cost-neutral labor flourished in the western Pacific. For more than forty years, it supplied tens of thousands of indentured laborers to the sugar industry of northeastern Australia. "Violence and Colonial Dialogue" tells the story of its impact on the people who were traded. From the beaches and shallows of the Pacific's frontiers to the plantations and settlements of Queensland and beyond, a collective tale of the pioneers of today's Australian South Sea Island community is told through an abundant and effective use of materials that characterize the colonial record, including police registers, court records, prison censuses, administrative reports, legislative debates, and oral histories. With a thematic focus on the physical violence that was central to the experience of people who were voluntarily or involuntarily recruited, the history that emerges is a powerful tale that is at once both tragic and triumphant.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Tracey Banivanua-Mar
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780824830250
Antall sider 296 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 590 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Australasian & Pacific history