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A Peep at the Blacks': A History of Tourism at Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, 1863-1924

A Peep at the Blacks': A History of Tourism at Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, 1863-1924 (Hardback, Digital original)

By Clark, Ian

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This book is concerned with the history of tourism at the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station at Healesville, northeast of Melbourne, which functioned as a government reserve from 1863 until its closure in 1924. At Coranderrk, Aboriginal mission interests and tourism intersected and th...e station became a 'showplace' of Aboriginal culture and the government policy of assimilation. The Aboriginal residents responded to tourist interest by staging cultural performances that involved boomerang throwing and traditional ways of lighting fires and by manufacturing and selling traditional artifacts. Whenever government policy impacted adversely on the Aboriginal community, the residents of Coranderrk took advantage of the opportunities offered to them by tourism to advance their political and cultural interests. This was particularly evident in the 1910s and 1920s when government policy moved to close the station.
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ISBN 9783110468236
Released NZ 9 Nov 2015
Publisher De Gruyter
Format Hardback, Digital original
Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9783110468236
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher De Gruyter
Imprint De Gruyter
Released 9 Nov 2015
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback, Digital original
Edition Digital original
Author(s) By Clark, Ian
Category Service Industries
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 919.452043
Weight 682g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Tourism - History - Australia - Coranderrk Aboriginal Station Vic, Coranderrk Aboriginal Station Vic - History
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly