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The British empire and Australian girls' annuals

Moruzi, Kristine 2014, The British empire and Australian girls' annuals, Women's writing, vol. 21, no. 2, Special Issue : Girls' Culture in Colonial Australia and New Zealand, pp. 166-184, doi: 10.1080/09699082.2014.906705.

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Title The British empire and Australian girls' annuals
Author(s) Moruzi, KristineORCID iD for Moruzi, Kristine orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-975X
Journal name Women's writing
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Season Special Issue : Girls' Culture in Colonial Australia and New Zealand
Start page 166
End page 184
Total pages 19
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0969-9082
1747-5848
Summary This article explores two series of girls' annuals: the Empire Annual for Australian Girls (1909-30), published by the Religious Tract Society, and the Australian Girl's Annual (1910-3?), published by Cassell. Although both series were seemingly targeted at Australian girls, they were published in Britain before being given a new title and sent to the colonies. This article examines the implications of these British models of girlhood for their explicitly colonial girl readers. The British publishers of these annuals addressed an apparently homogenous readership comprised of girls from white settler colonies and Britain without attempting to customize the contents of their books for different audiences. In both fiction and illustrations, the annuals simultaneously employed and produced a British model of girlhood that was attractive to Australian girl readers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09699082.2014.906705
Field of Research 200503 British and Irish Literature
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072333

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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