Resisting Oppression

Elizabeth Burrows
  • Media History, June 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2014.925684

Aboriginal writing was used to influence public opinion & policy: 1836 to 1847

What is it about?

From 1836 to 1847, Aboriginal writing produced on Flinders Island off the coast of Van Diemen's Land, Australia shows continued indigenous resistance to colonial domination. This paper examines the documents which suggest the surviving people, despite being from different tribes, formed an Aboriginal subaltern public through which they took a unified stand against colonial oppression.

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