The status of the Aborigine in the writing of Henry Lawson: a reconsideration

Lee, Christopher (2002) The status of the Aborigine in the writing of Henry Lawson: a reconsideration. The La Trobe Journal (70). pp. 74-83. ISSN 1441-3760

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Abstract

This essay examines the representation of indigenous Australians in the writing of Henry Lawson (1867-1922). It argues that Lawson expresses a range of attitudes to indigenous Australians which establish the diversity of settler opinion at the turn of the twentieth century. Lawson's representations of aboriginal Australians document settler confusion in relation to indigenous challenges to ideas about race, class and nation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Please cite this article as Lee, Christopher. ‘The status of the Aborigine in the writing of Henry Lawson: a reconsideration.’ The La Trobe Journal, 70 (2002): 74-83. Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Professor Chris Lee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aborigine, Aboriginal, indigene, indigenous Australians, Henry Lawson, race, class, Australian literature, working class writing, nineteenth century writing, post-colonial writing, colonialism, Australian history
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1228

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