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Author McKenzie, Kirsten, 1970-

Title Scandal in the colonies : Sydney & Cape Town, 1820-1850 / Kirsten McKenzie
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2004

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Description xiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Prelude: Dubious reputations. Pt. I. Patrolling the boundaries: 1. The Wylde affair -- 2. Claiming status. Pt. II. In the courts: 3. Fair fame and credit: conducting business -- 4. Tales of ruin: sex and marriage. Pt. III. Transforming the colonies: 5. The taint of bondage -- 6. A new dawn?. Postscript: Towards respectability
Summary Explores how colonial societies offered European settlers the opportunity to invent new identities, an opportunity exploited with a vengeance. But as people, goods and correspondence crossed the imperial realm, scandal was never far behind. Kirsten McKenzie argues that scandal influenced imperial policy
Analysis Scandals
Sydney
South Africa
History, 1801-1900
Social conditions
Colonialism
Social class
Cape Town (South Africa)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 196-205
Notes Also published as an electronic book (Etitle) by James Bennett Pty. Ltd., in 2006 with ISBN 0522852920
Subject Colonies -- Social aspects.
Scandals -- Political aspects -- South Africa -- Cape Town.
Scandals -- Political aspects -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Scandals -- South Africa -- Cape Town -- History -- 19th century.
Scandals -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 19th century
Scandals -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Scandals.
Impostors and imposture -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 19th century.
Middle class -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 19th century.
Impostors and imposture -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 19th century
Middle class -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 19th century
Impostors and imposture -- South Africa -- Cape Town -- History -- 19th century.
Middle class -- South Africa -- Cape Town -- History -- 19th century.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions.
Cape Town (South Africa) -- Social conditions.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
South Africa -- History -- 1836-1909.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2005360382
ISBN 0522850758 :