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Shifting the gaze: Barbara Crawford Thompson and Oswald Brierly's exploratory accounts of Muralag and the Torres Strait

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posted on 30.01.2020, 00:00 by Susan Davis, G Crew
Women's roles and voices within colonial Australian explorer accounts are generally restricted and limited in number. However an account that adopts a female and more sympathetic and relational gaze is based on the experience of the castaway Barara Crawford (also known as Thomspon), as documented by Oswald Briefly and published by David Moore in 1979. In this chapter we conside 'what if', what if Barbara's story was not only narrated through Brierly, but rather than being illiterate as claimed, Barbara was able to narrate the tale herself? Following an introductory section which establishes the first wave experiences of Thompson and Brierly, the content is presented as historially-based fictional journal entries.

History

Editor

Dooley G; Clode D

Parent Title

The first wave: Exploring early coastal contact history in Australia

Start Page

365

End Page

380

Number of Pages

16

ISBN-10

174305615X

ISBN-13

9781743056158

Publisher

Wakefield Press

Place of Publication

Mile End, SA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

External Author Affiliations

University Sunshine Coast

Era Eligible

Yes

Exports

CQUniversity

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