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Ambivalent Eulogy: Catherine Martin's 'The Explorers'

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Haynes, RD, Ambivalent Eulogy: Catherine Martin's 'The Explorers', Westerly, 41, (2) pp. 29-47. ISSN 0043-342X (1996) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Catherine Edith Macauley Mackay (later Martin) was only 13 in 1861 when Burke and Wills set out from Melbourne in their bid to race the South Australian explorer John McDouall Stuart in crossing the continent from south to north. Although such an enterprise is now more likely to be seen as a characteristically imperialistic gesture, part of an attempt to establish theoretical sovereignty over the land by imposing a Eurocentric grid upon it, at the time such a venture was regarded as little short of necessary and self-evidently valuable.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:history, science and literature, Australia
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and Media Studies
Research Field:Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121492
Year Published:1996
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-09-29
Last Modified:2017-09-29
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