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The power of pictures: Learning-by-looking at Papua in illustrated newspapers and magazines

Quanchi, Max (2004) The power of pictures: Learning-by-looking at Papua in illustrated newspapers and magazines. Australian Historical Studies, 35(123), pp. 37-53.

Abstract

Illustrated newspapers and magazines at the end of the 19th and early in the 20th century promoted economic opportunities in gold mining, planting, tourism and trading in the Australian Territory of Papua and visually suggested it was a potentially prosperous tropical frontier of costumed dancers, ex-cannibals, mission converts and eager labourers. The widespread dissemination of pictorial material in this era allowed Australians to be relatively well informed about Papua and learning-by-looking at daily, weekly and monthly publications liberally illustrated with photographs meant existing colonial, racist and hegemonic attitudes were reinforced and new interest generated in Australia’s sub-regional empire in the islands

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ID Code: 538
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Papua, Photography, Australia, Illustrated newspapers
ISSN: 1031-461X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Department of History, The University of Melbourne
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This journal is available online.
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:05

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