Archive for the ‘Australia’ Category

Postcolonial Studies 15, 2 (2012). Special Issue: Making Indigenous place in the Australian city.  

Sarah Maddison, ‘Postcolonial guilt and national identity: Historical injustice and the Australian settler state’, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture (Forthcoming, August 2012) In nations with a record of historical injustice, guilt about the past is deeply implicated in both efforts towards reconciliation and the construction of national identity. This […]

Günter Minnerup and Pia Solberg (eds), First World, First Nations: Internal Colonialism and Indigenous Self-Determination in Northern Europe and Australia (Sussex Academic, 2011). The Sami people of Northern Europe and Aboriginal Australians are literally a world apart in geographical terms, yet share a common fate as Indigenous minorities emerging from centuries of internal colonisation. Their ancient cultures […]

Natasha Fijn, Ian Keen, Christopher Lloyd and Michael Pickering, Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies II: Historical engagements and current enterprises (ANU E-Press, 2012). All chapters available freely at the ANU E-Press website. Onya, ANU.

Russell McGregor, Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal people and the Australian Nation (Canberra: AITSIS, 2011). McGregor offers a holistic interpretation of the complex relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians during the middle four decades of the twentieth century. Combining the perspectives of political, social and cultural history in a coherent narrative, he provides a cogent analysis of how […]

Hummus is to Palestine as wild rice is to Native America. But of course, this is insufficient. There is so much more I could try, and fail, to say. Settler colonialism is criminalization: Drunks, drug addicts, and terrorists. It is the miscreant, the danger and the distrust in Lid, in Sabra, and on the Bad […]

Tracey Banivanua Mar, ‘Belonging to Country: Racialising Space and Resistance on Queensland’s Transnational Margins, 1880–1900’, Australian Historical Studies 43, 2 (2012) This article explores the making of segregated space in Bundaberg as revealed by an 1891 trial for the killing of Charlie Eureka, an Aboriginal man of the area. The article reveals the ways settler […]

Damien Short, ‘When Sorry isn’t Good Enough: Official Remembrance and Reconciliation in Australia’, Memory Studies 5, 3 (2012)  When compared with other reconciliation processes, Australian reconciliation and its acts of official remembrance have received relatively little academic attention, and yet the case raises many important questions for settler societies struggling to come to terms with […]

Amanda Nettelbeck & Robert Foster, ‘“As fine a body of men”: how the Canadian Mountie brought law and order to the memory of the Australian frontier’, Journal of Australian Studies 36, 2 (2012).  Primary amongst the legal instruments that would implement British law across Britain’s Empire were colonial mounted police forces, and one of their […]

The most recent Canadian Historical Review 93, 2 (2012) contains the Garneau Roundtable on John C. Weaver’s influential book, The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900 (2003).   For those indebted to Weaver for his incredible comparative history of settler colonialism, it is certainly worth checking out the views of Bill […]