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Author Russell, Penny.

Title Savage or civilised? : manners in colonial Australia / by Penny Russell
Published Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 406 pages)
Summary In colonial Australia, manners marked the difference between savagery and civilization, vulgarity and refinement. An intriguing account chronicling behavior, respect, and etiquette, this record answers questions such as When a New South Wales political leader meets a member of the royal family, should they shake hands? and When doctors disagree over the treatment of a patient, should they settle their dispute by appealing to their colleagues or by dueling? Spanning from 1788 through 1914, this book is a delightful and fascinating journey through colonial Australia's social history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-401) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Courtesy -- Australia -- History -- 1788-1900
Etiquette -- Australia -- History -- 1788-1900
Australia -- History -- 1788-1900.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1788-1900
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1742245463 (electronic bk.)
9781742245461 (electronic bk.)