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Through Travellers’ Eyes: Foreign Observations of Aboriginal People and British Colonisation, 1800-1850

Shino Konishi is currently working on a research project which critically examines encounters between travellers and Aboriginal people throughout Australia in the first half of the nineteenth century. It explores how these encounters affected the Western travellers' engagement with the emerging Victorian anthropological thought and provoked criticism of British imperialism. The project is funded by an ARC DIRD Grant (2010-12) and an AIATSIS research grant (2009).

She will present a paper based on this research at the forthcoming ‘Settler Self-Government and Indigenous Australia’ workshop, convened by Professor Ann Curthoys and Dr Jessie Mitchell at the University of Sydney, 28-29 October 2010.

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