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dc.contributor.authorHalter, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-15T13:35:32Z
dc.date.available2021-03-15T13:35:32Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210315_9781760464158_46
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47331
dc.description.abstractThis book offers a wide-ranging survey of Australian engagement with the Pacific Islands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through over 100 hitherto largely unexplored accounts of travel, the author explores how representations of the Pacific Islands in letters, diaries, reminiscences, books, newspapers and magazines contributed to popular ideas of the Pacific Islands in Australia. It offers a range of valuable insights into continuities and changes in Australian regional perspectives, showing that ordinary Australians were more closely connected to the Pacific Islands than has previously been acknowledged. Addressing the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, this cultural history probes issues of nation and empire, race and science, commerce and tourism by focusing on significant episodes and encounters in history. This is a foundational text for future studies of Australia's relations with the Pacific, and histories of travel generally.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPacific Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.othertravel writing
dc.subject.otherPacific Islands
dc.subject.otherTourism
dc.subject.othertravel
dc.subject.otherAustralian history
dc.titleAustralian Travellers in the South Seas
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/ATSS.2021
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
oapen.relation.isbn9781760464158
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages396
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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