Making sense of law and disorder

Shellam, Tiffany 2007, Making sense of law and disorder, History and anthropology, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 75-88, doi: 10.1080/02757200701228063.

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Title Making sense of law and disorder
Author(s) Shellam, TiffanyORCID iD for Shellam, Tiffany
Journal name History and anthropology
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Start page 75
End page 88
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 0275-7206
Keyword(s) cross-cultural encounter
frontier violence
Aboriginal law
historical method
Summary This article tells the story of a cross-cultural encounter on a beach at King George's Sound in the south west of Australia in 1826, when Major Edmund Lockyer arrived to establish a British military garrison. The account we have of those early encounters come from the pen of Lockyer, and by taking a close reading of his journal this article attempts to reveal the meanings and context of Aboriginal actions. It also analyses how the Aborigines and the British made sense and subsequently responded to the encounter. Whilst this story is not given iconic status in Australian historiography, it is valuable in opening up a porthole into this contact zone at the moment when precarious relationships were being formed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02757200701228063
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Field of Research 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
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