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Imperial Spaces: Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

Lindsay J. Proudfoot and Dianne P. Hall

Abstract

This book takes two of the most influential minority groups of white settlers in the British Empire—the Irish and the Scots—and explores how they imagined themselves within the landscapes of its farthest reaches, the Australian colonies of Victoria and New South Wales. Using letters and diaries as well as records of collective activities such as committee meetings, parades and dinners, it examines how the Irish and Scots built new identities as settlers in the unknown spaces of Empire. Utilizing critical geographical theories of ‘place’ as the site of memory and agency, the book considers how ... More

Keywords: white settlers, British Empire, Australian colonies, Victoria, New South Wales, south-east Australia, colonial identity formation, diaspora, imperial history, diasporic consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078378
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078378.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsay J. Proudfoot, author

Dianne P. Hall, author