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2017

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Arts and Humanities

University of Wollongong

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Indigenous Memes And The Invention Of A People, Ryan Frazer, Bronwyn Carlson Jan 2017

Indigenous Memes And The Invention Of A People, Ryan Frazer, Bronwyn Carlson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Scholars have become increasingly interested in the political work of Internet memes. While this research has delivered critical insights into how memes are implicated in both progressive and reactionary politics, there endures a lack of critical work on the ways in which Indigenous people engage with memes to deconstruct colonial power relations and produce alternative political arrangements. This article offers a reading of a set of memes produced and published by Australian Aboriginal activist Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution. We consider the ways in which memes are entangled in the achievement of an anti-colonial politics. More specifically, drawing Deleuze and Guattari ...


Australia And The Secretive Exploitation Of The Chatham Islands To 1842, Andre D. Brett Jan 2017

Australia And The Secretive Exploitation Of The Chatham Islands To 1842, Andre D. Brett

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The European discovery of the Chatham Islands in 1791 resulted in significant consequences for its indigenous Moriori people. The colonial Australian influence on the Chathams has received little scholarly attention. This article argues that the young colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land led the exploitation of the archipelago before its annexation to New Zealand in 1842. The Chathams became a secretive outpost of the colonial economy, especially the sealing trade. Colonial careering transformed the islands: environmental destruction accompanied economic exploitation, with deleterious results for the Moriori. When two Māori iwi (tribes) from New Zealand's North ...