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himself to inaugurate the new Australian parliament and to convey Britain’s appreciation for imperial service to the ongoing South African War. George and Mary participated in a remarkably similar itinerary of events, from reviews of imperial troops to entertainment by indigenous peoples. Extolling the birth of a new imperial century, newspapers, and subsequently colonial subjects, across the British world

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
Disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914

, Colonel (Sir) William Williams sought her advice on the formation of an Army Nursing Service Reserve (ANSR) that was to be attached 41 Angharad Fletcher to the New South Wales Army Medical Corps (NSWAMC). Three months later, Gould had amassed twenty-six nurses and assumed the post of lady superintendent. On 17 January 1900 she, along with thirteen nursing sisters, left Australia to participate in the Second Boer War (1899–1902), serving at hospitals in Sterkstroom, Kroonstad, Johannesburg and Ermelo, often beside Buller, the Rhodesian ridgeback that had become the

in Colonial caring
The case of colonial India and Africa

Bayly 02_Tonra 01 21/06/2011 10:17 Page 39 2 Indigenous and colonial origins of comparative economic development: the case of colonial India and Africa C.A. Bayly 1 In recent years the debate about comparative economic development has broadened out to take account of work in other major human sciences, particularly anthropology, sociology, philosophy and history. Development specialists have become increasingly aware of the need to understand the history and ideologies of the societies within which they work in order to encourage better reactions to their

in History, historians and development policy
Hysterical tetanus in the Victorian South Pacific

When the Royal Navy sloop and flagship of the Australia Station HMS Pearl returned to Sydney harbour on 23 August 1875, it brought with it sad and disturbing news. On the journey home, three sailors, including the Station's popular and well-respected commodore, James Graham Goodenough, had died from wounds sustained a fortnight earlier at Nendö Island, part of the Santa Cruz group in the South Pacific Ocean. On 12 August, Goodenough and five members of his crew were shot with reputedly poisonous arrows following an unsuccessful attempt to

in Progress and pathology
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Women, internal colonization and indigenous peoples

IODE from involvement with the Canadian government towards the spaces of charity and the home. This chapter draws out the irony manifest in the attempt to assimilate indigenous peoples into the national project, and make them the same as other Canadians, while clinging to the spatial and social difference of the north. As this chapter shows, through the IODE’s work in the Canadian north, this

in Female imperialism and national identity
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such as ethnography, linguistics and anthropology. The case study of an endangered indigenous language in Australia and the case study of foreign language pedagogy in the university classroom are just two of the varied types of case studies that have become staple forms of academic writing today. In tertiary teaching, the case study method has retained importance in psychology and psychiatry, as in medicine. Other fields, such as law and commerce, have moved on from the more traditional approaches to teaching through cases; those approaches tended to use case studies

in A history of the case study
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Saving the White voters from being ‘utterly swamped’

more than about 21 per cent of the total population. 55 This demographic fact imparted to the motivation of the White South African politicians an even sharper fear of the potential consequences of enfranchising Indigenous people than had been the case in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In the latter countries, fears of Indigenes ‘swamping’ the White voters were expressed at particular times and

in Equal subjects, unequal rights

societies in which such contact took place – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States – policies for the past generation or so have favoured greater autonomy and self-determination for the indigenous people. The reasons for this convergence have to do with both diffusion of influences among them, and broadly similar socioeconomic changes within each country. Each has become increasingly urban, and as the bulk of each population has become less involved in farming and extractive industries, they have become increasingly removed from contact and conflict with

in History, historians and development policy
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Global Britishness and settler cultures in South Africa and New Zealand

prince to lay, the provincial capital Christchurch could not compete with the splendour and wealth of Australian cities, yet its settlement ‘resemble[d]‌ England more than any other portion of the colony’. 5 In other words, they claimed that the duke would feel most at home and most welcome in Canterbury as the most authentic ‘little Britain’ in the empire. Despite the rhetorical appeals to inclusion and

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
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Narratives of balance and moderation at the limits of human performance

indigenous people of the tropics, and their study was racially coded, as they were used (and are still used) as ‘proxies’ for earlier stages of human adaptation. Studies of homeostasis, of the natural balance of the human body, were marked by complicated webs of assumptions about racial science, indigenous rights and human evolution. So, for example, early twentieth-century studies of Australian Aboriginal peoples were shaped by concerns about ‘White Australia’; while some thought Aboriginal people would be the victims of racial decline, and eventually ‘die out’, others

in Balancing the self