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Imperial Spaces Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

by Lindsay J. Proudfoot, Dianne P. Hall

Part of the Studies in Imperialism Series

Imperial Spaces Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia Synopsis

Imperial spaces takes two of the most influential minority groups of white settlers in the British Empire - the Irish and the Scots - and explores how they imagined themselves within the landscapes of its farthest reaches, the Australian colonies of Victoria and New South Wales. Using letters and diaries as well as records of collective activities such as committee meetings, parades and dinners, the book examines how the Irish and Scots built new identities as settlers in the unknown spaces of Empire. Utilizing critical geographical theories of 'place' as the site of memory and agency, it considers how Irish and Scots settlers grounded their sense of belonging in the imagined landscapes of south-east Australia. Imperial spaces is relevant to academics and students interested in the history and geography of the British Empire, Australia, Ireland and Scotland. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719078378
Publication date: 1st October 2011
Author: Lindsay J. Proudfoot, Dianne P. Hall
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 264 pages
Categories: Colonialism & imperialism, Australasian & Pacific history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Lindsay J. Proudfoot, Dianne P. Hall

Lindsay Proudfoot, now retired, was formerly Reader in Historical Geography at Queen's University Belfast Dianne Hall, formerly a Research Fellow at University of Melbourne is now Lecturer in History at Victoria University, Melbourne -- .

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