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The Queen gave us the Land: Aboriginal people's histories and memories of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is a potent figure in Aboriginal people's histories and memories. Maria Nugent recently received an ARC Discovery Project grant (DP110100230) to examine Aboriginal people's interactions with Queen Victoria during her reign in the nineteenth century, and the stories they have told and the claims they have made about her ever since. This is a means for exploring Aboriginal people's ideas, past and present, about British morality, authority and responsibility, as well as the nature of Aboriginal people's historical storytelling.  

Updated: 24 November 2011/ Responsible Officer:  Centre Director / Page Contact:  Web Publisher