Australian Autobiographical Narratives: To 1850

Author: Kay Walsh

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9780642105998

Category: Australia

Page: 178

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Comprehensive guide to published Australian autobiographical writing which deals with life in Australia up to 1850. Entries are listed alphabetically by author's name. Includes three separate indexes to personal names, places and subjects. Walsh has worked on numerous Australian reference publications. Hooton teaches English at the Australian Defence Force Academy and is co-author of 'The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature' (1985); Walsh is assisting her in preparing a new edition.
Australian Autobiographical Narratives: 1850-1900

Author: Kay Walsh

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642107947

Category: Australia

Page: 352

View: 347

Australian Autobiographical Narratives Volume 2 and its partner Volume 1 provide researchers with detailed annotations of published Australian autobiographical writing. Both volumes are a rich resource of the European settlement of Australia. Theis selection concentrates on the post-gold rush period, providing portraits of 533 individuals, from amateur explorers to politicians, from pioneer settlers to sportsmen. Like Volume 1, it offers an intimate and absorbing insight into nineteenth-century Australia.
Australian Autobiographical Narratives

Author: Kay Walsh


ISBN: OCLC:702669713

Category: Australia


View: 776

Australian Autobiographical Narratives is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to published Australian autobiographical writing dealing with the period to 1850. In the words of Joy Hooton, autobiographies are uniquely valuable sources providing an 'insight into the varieties of knowing nineteenth-century Australia as its European settlers knew it'.
Australian Autobiographical Narratives

Author: Kay Walsh

Publisher: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre University College Adfa

ISBN: 0642105987

Category: Australia

Page: 178

View: 185

This provides researchers with detailed descriptions of published Australian autobiographical writing. It concentrates on the post-gold rush period, providing portraits of 533 individuals. It has a name, place and subject index.
Migrant Nation

Author: Paul Longley Arthur

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783087211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 642

Focusing on particular historical blind spots by telling stories of individuals and groups that did not fit the favoured identity mould, the essays in 'Migrant Nation' work within the gap between Australian image and experience and offer fresh insights into the ‘other’ side of identity construction. The volume casts light on the hidden face of Australian identity and remembers the experiences of a wide variety of people who have generally been excluded, neglected or simply forgotten in the long-running quest to tell a unified story of Australian culture and identity. Drawing upon memories, letters, interviews and documentary fragments, as well as rich archives, the authors have in common a commitment to give life to neglected histories and thus to include, in an expanding and open-ended national narrative, people who were cast as strangers in the place that was their home.
Australian Autobiographical Narratives

Author: Kay Walsh


ISBN: OCLC:686620053


Page: 337

View: 780

This provides researchers with detailed descriptions of published Australian autobiographical writing. It concentrates on the post-gold rush period, providing portraits of 533 individuals. It has a name, place and subject index.
Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Author: Margaretta Jolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1150

View: 454

This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.
In the Eye of the Beholder

Author: Barbara Dawson

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781925021974

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 707

This book offers a fresh perspective in the debate on settler perceptions of Indigenous Australians. It draws together a suite of little known colonial women (apart from Eliza Fraser) and investigates their writings for what they reveal about their attitudes to, views on and beliefs about Aboriginal people, as presented in their published works. The way that reader expectations and publishers’ requirements slanted their representations forms part of this analysis. All six women write of their first-hand experiences on Australian frontiers of settlement. The division into ‘adventurers’ (Eliza Fraser, Eliza Davies and Emily Cowl) and longer-term ‘settlers’ (Katherine Kirkland, Mary McConnel and Rose Scott Cowen) allows interrogation into the differing representations between those with a transitory knowledge of Indigenous people and those who had a close and more permanent relationship with Indigenous women, even encompassing individual friendship. More pertinently, the book strives to reveal the aspects, largely overlooked in colonial narratives, of Indigenous agency, authority and individuality.
Empire of Hell

Author: Hilary M. Carey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107043084

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 774

Challenges preconceptions of convict transportation from Britain and Ireland, penal colonies and religion.
Spinning Tops & Gumdrops

Author: Edwin Barnard

Publisher: National Library of Australia

ISBN: 9780642279187

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 113

Spinning Tops and Gumdrops takes us back to childhood in colonial Australia. The delight of children at play is universal, but the pleasure these children experience as depicted through the book's photographs is through their 'imagination, skill and daring' rather than through possessions. Children play quoits and jacks, hide and seek, cricket with a kerosene tin for a wicket, dress ups and charades. They climb trees, run races, and build rafts to sail on the local waterhole. The photographs show children happily absorbed in the play of their own making. Being a child in colonial Australia was also tough. It was a time when school yard disagreements were sorted out with fists and 'the loss of a little claret'. A time when children could view public hangings and premature death was frequent, especially taking the very young and vulnerable though dysentery, whooping cough or diphtheria. The lasting impression left by the contemporary accounts, photographs, etchings and paintings of colonial children in Spinning Tops and Gumdrops is their possession of qualities of resilience, self-sufficiency and acceptance of their lot. Perhaps it was through lack of choice, or of knowing no other. Nevertheless, these were qualities that put them in good stead for the challenges many faced in their adulthood. Interestingly, these are qualities on which contemporary society still places a high value, but which today seem a little more elusive.
Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Author: Mary K. Mannix

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912942

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

View: 674

An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.