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Author Carr, Julie, 1948-

Title The captive white woman of Gipps Land : in pursuit of the legend / Julie E Carr
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2001

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Description xvii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents 1. A Climate of Receptivity -- 2. The Progress of Discovery -- 3. Agents and Agency -- 4. 'A Complex of Narratives' -- 5. 'The Dream-like Arrangements of Romance' -- 6. Scapegoats and Figureheads -- 7. Investing in a Legend -- 8. Literary and Artistic Versions -- 9. Liam Davison's Novel The White Woman
Summary During the 1840s, in the fledgling settlement of Port Phillip, a rumour arose that a white woman was being held captive by Aborigines in the Gipps Land bush. This book explores contemporary concerns about Australian identity and black-white relationships, and provides a valuable case study of "settler society"
Analysis Aborigines
Cultural identity
History
Race relations
Victoria
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Race relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Gippsland -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century
Europeans -- Australia -- Gippsland (Vic.) -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century.
Kurnai (Australian people) -- History.
Legends -- Australia -- Victoria.
Legends -- Australia -- Victoria.
Rumor -- Australia -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.
Women, White -- Australia -- Victoria -- Legends -- History.
Gippsland (Vic.) -- History -- 19th century.
Gippsland (Vic.) -- History.
Victoria -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Victoria -- Race relations -- History.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
LC no. 00002209
ISBN 052284930X
Other Titles Captive white woman of Gippsland