appears insensitive to
anachronisms such as the notion of a seventeenth-century ‘British’
24 Whitney, ‘Merchants of Light’, p. 257. Boesky, ‘Bacon’s New Atlantis’,
also links the New Atlantis with colonialism, suggesting (unconvincingly
to my mind) a conjunction between ‘scientific and imperial goals [. . .] in
the Baconian program’ (p. 141).
25 Whitney, ‘Merchants of Light’, for example, writes, ‘secrecy, one infers,
must ensure ridiculously low prices for “light,” since the sellers do not
know the value of their products’ (p. 258).
26 See Paolo Rossi
is difficult to ignore the narratives stitching its parts into a whole recognisable-as-reality by European audiences. The most important of these narratives is that of discovery, which weaves together journeys already completed (from Botany Bay to Sydney, from Sydney across the Blue Mountains, and so on) with those about to be attempted by H.M.S. Voltage and H.M.S. Success . Discovery is, of course, a chapter in the story of Australian settlement, which belongs to the story of the BritishEmpire. In all these contexts, discovery/settlement sets in motion stories
Ieremia Salesa, Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian BritishEmpire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 54, 66.
11 Salesa, Racial Crossings , p. 88.
12 Alfred Crosby, Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900–1900 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986); Eric Pawson and Tom Brooking (eds), Making a New Land: Environmental Histories of New Zealand , new edn (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2013).
13 Vincent O’Malley, The Meeting Place: Māori and Pākehā Encounters, 1642–1840 (Auckland: Auckland
Thomas Baines on expedition to the coronation of Cetshwayo kaMpande,
Anglo-Zulu War. In acknowledging the Zulu kingdom’s land names in his colonial cartography, Baines maps the Zulu king’s possessions, but he also anticipates and depicts colonial encroachment and the erasure of the Zulu kingdom through settler violence and invasion. While not an official colonial agent on this expedition, as Baines spreads his map, so does he spread the reach of the BritishEmpire.
1 J. P. R. Wallis, Thomas Baines: His Life and Explorations in South Africa, Rhodesia and Australia, 1820–1875 , 2nd edn (Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1976
The island as collective in the works of Louis Becke
’, meaning to live with the girl without the European rites of marriage. I provide a reading of the violence in Becke’s work and how it relates to codes of colonial civility in ‘Terror in the South Seas: Violence, Relationships and the Works of Louis Becke’, Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies , 20:2 (2015), 42–57.
45 Smith, Intimate Strangers , p. 241.
46 David Northrup, ‘Migration from Asia, Africa and the South Pacific’, in Andrew Porter (ed.), The Oxford History of the BritishEmpire Vol. 3: The Nineteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press
managerial time spent on discovering petty theft, and hardly a week passed without the summary dismissal of at least one dock labourer’. 11 Kiro thus finds himself inserted into a specific set of economic tensions between the opportunistic thief and the loss-fearing merchant.
As their name signals, moreover, the economics of the West India Docks are integrally tied to a colonial history. Invoking a key region of the BritishEmpire, the West India Docks were predicated on economic relations with the Caribbean, and were built to secure the financial interests of planters
, ‘Introduction’, in Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr (eds), Ten Books that Shaped the BritishEmpire: Creating an Imperial Commons (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014), p. 1.
21 See Marcia Langton, Well, I Heard It on the Radio and Saw It on the Television (North Sydney: Australian Film Commission, 1993), cited in Evelyn Araluen, ‘Resisting the Institution’, Overland , 227 (2017), n.p., https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-227/feature-evelyn-araluen/ (accessed 26 June 2019).
22 Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, www