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Found: the earliest European image of Aboriginal Australians

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posted on 28.03.2022, 03:04 authored by Liz ConorLiz Conor
The earliest found European image of Aboriginal Australians, engraved in 1698, depicts them resisting their enslavement. Recently discovered in the Hamilton library of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa it is an apocryphal image for its times, intending to portray the Indigenous people described, “New Hollanders”, as “unfit for labour”.

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06/11/2018

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Essay or article

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The Conversation

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The Conversation Media Group

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Parkville, Victoria

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online

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© Liz Conor 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/)

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