Dancing with Strangers Europeans and Australians at First Contact

ISBN-10: 0521616816

ISBN-13: 9780521616812

Edition: 2005

Authors: Inga Clendinnen

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In January 1788, the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales, Australia and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who would be their new neighbors. Dancing with Strangers tells the story of what happened between the first British settlers of Australia and these Aborigines. Inga Clendinnen interprets the earliest written sources, and the reports, letters and journals of the first British settlers in Australia. She reconstructs the difficult path to friendship and conciliation pursued by Arthur Phillip and the local leader 'Bennelong' (Baneelon) that was ultimately destroyed by the assertion of profound cultural differences. A Prize-winning archaeologist, anthropologist and historian of ancient Mexican cultures, Inga Clendinnen has spent most of her teaching career at La Trobe University in Bundoora, Australia. Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan (Cambridge, 1989) and Aztecs: An Interpretation (Cambridge, 1995) are two of her best-known scholarly works; Tiger's Eye: A Memoir, (Scribner, 2001) describes her battle against liver cancer. Reading the Holocaust (Cambridge, 2002) explores World War II genocide from various perspectives.
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
Dancing with strangers
Meeting the informants
Governor Arthur Phillip
Captain John Hunter
Surgeon-General John White
Judge-Advocate David Collins
Watkin Tench, Captain-Lieutenant of Marines
Settling in
What the Australians saw
Arabanoo
Enter Baneelon
Spearing the Governor
'Coming In'
House guests
British sexual politics
Australian sexual politics
Boat trip to Rose Hill
Headhunt
On disciple
Potato thieves
Expedition
Crime and punishment: Boladeree
Barangaroo
Tench goes home
Phillip goes home
Collins goes home
Collins reconsiders
Baneelon returned
Bungaree
Enter Mrs Charles Meredith
Epilogue
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