Jumping Ship - Skirting Empire: Indians, Aborigines and Australians across the Indian Ocean

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dc.contributor.author Goodall, H
dc.contributor.author Ghosh, D
dc.contributor.author Todd, L
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:57:48Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Transforming Cultures eJournal, 2008, 3 (1), pp. 44 - 74
dc.identifier.issn 1833-8542
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10622
dc.description.abstract Relationships between South Asians and Australians during the colonial period have been little investigated. Closer attention to the dramatically expanded sea trade after 1850 and the relatively uncontrolled movement of people, ideas and goods which occurred on them, despite claims of imperial regulation, suggests that significant numbers of Indians among others entered Australia outside the immigration restrictions of empire or settlers. Given that many of them entered or remained in Australia without official sanction, their histories will not be found in the official immigration records, but rather in the memories and momentos of the communities into which they might have moved. Exploring the histories of Aboriginal communities and of maritime working class networks does allow a previously unwritten history to emerge: not only of Indian individuals with complex personal and working histories, but often as activists in the campaigns against racial discrimination and in support of decolonization. Yet their heritage has been obscured. The polarizing conflict between settlers and Aboriginal Australians has invariably meant that Aboriginal people of mixed background had to `choose sides to be counted simplistically as either `black or `white. The need to defend the communitys rights has meant that Aboriginal people had to be unequivocal in their identification and this simplification has had to take precedence over the assertion of a diverse heritage. In working class histories, the mobilization of selective ethnic stereotyping has meant that the history of Indians as workers, as unionists and as activists has been distorted and ignored.
dc.publisher University of Technology, Sydney
dc.title Jumping Ship - Skirting Empire: Indians, Aborigines and Australians across the Indian Ocean
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Transforming Cultures eJournal
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 44 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 74 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 890007 en_US
dc.personcode 970323 en_US
dc.personcode 998102 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
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dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 998102 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies


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