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Kanaka portraits: indentured labour in colonial Australia

Quanchi, Max (2014) Kanaka portraits: indentured labour in colonial Australia. Pacific Arts, 13 (2). pp. 33-44. ISSN 0111-5774

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Portraits of kanakas, the name given to Pacific islander indentured labouers in Australia in the 19th century, were rare. They were taken as a momento of an individual's period on the plantations, or sent home to remind family of their fate.Other were taken for newspapers and for illustrations in political commentary on the "Labour Trade" asnd "White Australa". The small archive provide insight into social conditions, personal lives, and industrial histories that supports the paper trail, but also often challenges the conventional history of the period.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Alan Quanchi
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 03:40
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 03:40

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