Savage or Civilised? Manners in Colonial Australia

TitleSavage or Civilised? Manners in Colonial Australia
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRussell, Penny
Number of Pages416
PublisherUniversity of New South Wales Press
CitySydney
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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 Australia."--Publisher's description.

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