By Larissa Behrendt

A important Aboriginal standpoint on colonial storytelling Indigenous attorney and author Larissa Behrendt has lengthy been fascinated with the tale of Eliza Fraser, who used to be purportedly captured by way of the neighborhood Butchulla humans after she was once shipwrecked on their island in 1836. during this deeply own publication, Behrendt makes use of Eliza’s story as a place to begin to interrogate how Aboriginal humans – and indigenous humans of different nations – were portrayed of their colonizers’ tales. mentioning works as varied as Robinson Crusoe and Coonardoo, she explores the tropes in those money owed, comparable to the meant promiscuity of Aboriginal girls, the Europeans’ fixation on cannibalism, and the parable of the noble savage. finally, Behrendt exhibits how those tales not just replicate the values in their storytellers but in addition strengthen these values – which in Australia ended in the dispossession of Aboriginal humans and the legislation enforced opposed to them.

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