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Australian Women in Papua New Guinea : Colonial Passages 1920-1960 - Chilla Bulbeck

Australian Women in Papua New Guinea

Colonial Passages 1920-1960

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1992
ISBN: 9780521412858
Number Of Pages: 339

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By the time Australia withdrew from Papua New Guinea in 1975, about 10,000 Australian women had lived there at some stage since 1920. Many came with their husbands who were missionaries, plantation owners or government administrators while numerous others came of their own initative working as teachers, medical practitioners, nurses and missionaries. Chilla Bulbeck's book is an evocative and compelling account of the experiences of white women in Papua New Guinea between the 1920s and the 1960s. It is based on oral interviews and the written documentation of nineteen women and is written against a backdrop of official colonial affairs. By exploring the colonial period through the eyes of women, it offers fresh insight into Papua New Guinea history. Many who have personal colonial experiences will empathise with the book and it will be of interest to historians of the Pacific as well as readers in colonial studies and women's studies.

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"...an interesting and innovative work." Pacific Affairs "An informative and readable book...Bulbeck's book offers new perspectives and stimulates important questions on Papua New Guinea's hstory." Lenora Foerstel, Antipodes

Map of Papua New Guinea
Passages to Papua New Guinea
Different destinations
White women in Papua New Guinea: relative creatures?
In town and down the road
War, a watershed in race relations
The civilising mission
Matters of sex
Making a space for women
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ISBN: 9780521412858
ISBN-10: 0521412854
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 28th August 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.91

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