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Author Russell, Penny, author

Title Savage or civilised? : manners in colonial Australia / Penny Russell
Published Sydney : New South, 2010
Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2010
©2010

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 W'PONDS  390.099409033 Rus/Soc  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description x, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits. ; 24 cm
Contents Civil frontiers -- Gestures of peace and friendship -- Squatters and gentlemen -- High society -- Transgressions of a lady -- Defending professional honour -- Domestic worlds -- Trials of a governess -- Duties of a good husband -- Keeping up appearances -- New publics -- Street parade -- Social climbing
Summary In colonial Australia manners marked the difference between savagery and civilisation, between vulgarity and refinement. Colonists recoiled in shock and confusion at the customs of Indigenous Australians, but they also sensed the savagery lurking in white society. Manners mattered, to individuals and to society
Notes "A New South book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-401) and index
Subject Courtesy -- Australia -- History -- 1788-1900
Courtesy -- Australia -- History.
Etiquette -- Australia -- History -- 1788-1900
Etiquette -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- History -- 1788-190
Australia -- History -- 1788-1900.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1788-1900
Australia -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0868408603 (paperback)
9780868408606 (paperback)
Other Titles Savage or civilized?