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Living with the locals : early Europeans' experience of indigenous life / John Maynard & Victoria Haskins
Bib ID 7049109
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Maynard, John, 1954- author
 
Description Canberra, ACT : NLA Publishing, [2016] 
©2016 
vi, 241 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780642278951 (paperback)
Summary

This book comprises the stories of 13 white men, boys and women who were taken in by the Indigenous people of the Torres Strait islands and of eastern Australia and who lived in their communities between the 1790s and the 1870s, from a few months to over 30 years. The white people had been shipwrecked or had escaped the confines of penal servitude and survived only through the Indigenous people's generosity. Many of them were given Indigenous names-Bunboe, Murrangurk, Duramboi, Waki, Giom, Anco. They assimilated to varying degrees into an Indigenous way of life-several marrying and learning the language and both parties mourned the white people's return to European life. This book provide a glimpse into Indigenous life at the point of early contact between Indigenous people and British colonists. Many of the white survivors spoke up against the appalling treatment of the Indigenous people, and advocated for conciliation and land rights. They also were unwilling to reveal Indigenous beliefs and customs to unsympathetic colonists.

Notes

National Library's N copy signed and inscribed by the authors.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-230) and index.

Subjects Europeans -- Cultural assimilation -- Australia.  |  Europeans -- Australia -- Attitudes -- History.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Australia.  |  Settlement and contacts - English.  |  Torres Strait Islanders (Qld TSI SC54, SC55)  |  Uutaalnganu people (Qld SD54-04)  |  Biri / Birri Gubba people (E56) (Qld SF55-03)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi / Gabi Gabi people (E29) (Qld SG56-06)  |  Wathawurrung / Wada wurrung / Wathaurong people (S29) (Vic SJ54-12)  |  Dharug / Daruk / Darug people (S64) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Butchulla / Batjala / Badtjala people (E30) (Qld SG56-06)  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Fishing.  |  Transport - Water - Shipwrecks and accidents.  |  Queenscliff map area (Vic SJ55-09)  |  Bogimbah (Fraser Island, SE Qld SG56-03)  |  Minjerriba / North Stradbroke Island (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Muralag / Prince of Wales Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)  |  Mer / Murray Island (Qld TSI SC55-05)  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Haskins, Victoria K. (Victoria Katharine), 1967- author  |  National Library of Australia, issuing body

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