British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. The initial creation of racial images in relation to violence had particular consequences for land ownership. Standfield examines these differences and how they occurred.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 1 ‘These Warlike People’: Violence, Imperial Ethnography and Depictions of M?ori Sovereignty on the Endeavour Voyage, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 2 ‘We See This Country in the Pure State of Nature’: Discourses of Blackness, Absence and Imperial Possibility, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 3 ‘They Would Speedily Abandon the Country’: Reading Land And Resistance at The Time of First Settlement, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 4 ‘A Valuable and Beneficial Article’: The Expansion of British Imperialism in the Tasman World, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 5 ‘A Few Blankets … Would Greatly Relieve their Wants’: Samuel Marsden in New South Wales, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 6 ‘The Finest and Noblest Race of Heathens’: The New Zealand Mission and Racial Thought in the Tasman World, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 7 ‘An Incontrovertible Right to Their Own Soil’: Land, Race and the Humanitarian Evaluation of Empire, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 8 ‘That Innocent Commerce’: The Aborigines Committee Report’s Policy Recommendations and the Unexpected Outcomes of Empire, Rachel Standfield; Chapter 102 Conclusion, Rachel Standfield;