Aboriginal cottages, transactional encounters and mission lifestyles at New Norcia, 1860-1900s

Shellam, Tiffany 2015, Aboriginal cottages, transactional encounters and mission lifestyles at New Norcia, 1860-1900s, New Norcia studies, vol. 22, pp. 22-32.

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Title Aboriginal cottages, transactional encounters and mission lifestyles at New Norcia, 1860-1900s
Author(s) Shellam, TiffanyORCID iD for Shellam, Tiffany orcid.org/0000-0001-8521-7564
Journal name New Norcia studies
Volume number 22
Start page 22
End page 32
Total pages 11
Publisher Archives, Research and Publications Committee of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia
Place of publication New Norcia, W.A.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1039-8627
Keyword(s) Aboriginal Australians - mission stations
Aboriginal Australians - photography
History of colonisation
Summary Several photos of Aboriginal people outside their cottages exist in the New Norcia Archives. These images could be read in different ways but have commonly been viewed as powerfully symbolic stories of successful mission life and converted Aboriginal people. While historians of colonial photography have persuasively linked the photographs of ‘settled’ Aboriginal residents with evidence of missionary success, we might add that they could also be compelling proof of Aboriginal families’ own success in adapting their land use and way of life in the context of dispossession. Reading this photograph of Aboriginal houses alongside Aboriginal voices in New Norcia’s archive it is possible to suggest Aboriginal people’s own desires for houses and settlement aligned with their ideas about respectability, as well as Aboriginal families’ own complicity in mission propaganda through such images.
Language eng
Field of Research 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Archives, Research and Publications Committee of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia
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