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The tread of a white man's foot : Australian Pacific colonialism and the cinema, 1925-62

Author: Jane Landman
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T., Australia : Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores Australia's cinematic engagement with the Torres Strait, and Papua and New Guinea in the light of Australia's colonial project within theses territories from 1925 to 1962.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Landman
ISBN: 1740762061 9781740762069 9781741149319 1741149312
OCLC Number: 83977616
Awards: Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Fiction Book 2007.
Description: xiv, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The devil's playground? Race and the regulation of cinema in the interwar years --
'Matters native people would be better for not seeing': government regulation of cinema exhibition and production in Papua and New Guinea, 1925-62 --
'The keen blades of determined men': travel, melodrama and gender in Jungle woman --
'A pearl of the islands whom all men yearned to possess': trajectories of imperial desire in Hound of the deep --
National resources and national resourcefulness: character, identity and the colonial other in Lovers and luggers --
'All the way from the Arafura to the Coral Sea': mapping the space of adventure in the postwar Pacific, from Typhoon treasure to king of the Coral Sea --
On patrol with Chips Rafferty: the space of colonial partnership in Walk into paradise.
Responsibility: Jane Landman.

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