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Looking for the residents of Terra Australis: the importance of Nyungar in early European coastal exploration

Collard, L. and Palmer, D. (2008) Looking for the residents of Terra Australis: the importance of Nyungar in early European coastal exploration. In: Veth, P.M., Sutton, P. and Neale, M., (eds.) Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia. National Museum of Australia Press, pp. 181-197.

Abstract

Even before European coastal occupation of south-west Australia, there were contradictions at the heart of the colonial enterprise. On the one hand many of those who navigated the Western Australian coast possessed openly hostile attitudes towards the Indigenous inhabitants. However, this did not mean Nyungar were always peripheral or invisible in the minds of European coastal navigators. As their diaries, journals, ship’s logs and other historical documents demonstrate, European mariners and scientists had a deep yearning and need for contact with Nyungar…

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: National Museum of Australia Press
Copyright: © 2008 in this volume National Museum of Australia Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/42309
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