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Savage or civilised? : manners in colonial Australia

Author: Penny Russell
Publisher: Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In colonial Australia manners marked the difference between savagery and civilisation, between vulgarity and refinement. Colonists recoiled in shock and confusion at the customs of Indigenous Australians, but they also sensed the savagery lurking in white society. Manners mattered, to individuals and to society. Original and compelling, Savage or Civilised? is the story of behaviour, respect and manners in colonial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Russell, Penny.
Savage or civilised?
Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2010
(OCoLC)731204045
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Russell
ISBN: 9780868408606 0868408603
OCLC Number: 647161289
Notes: "A New South book"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 406 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Savage or civilized?
Responsibility: by Penny Russell.

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In colonial Australia manners marked the difference between savagery and civilisation, between vulgarity and refinement. Colonists recoiled in shock and confusion at the customs of Indigenous  Read more...

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