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dc.contributor.authorGanter, Reginaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:02:44Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:02:44Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781760462048en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.22459/CAS.05.2018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/377931
dc.description.abstractThis book covers the missionary activity in Australia conducted by non-English speaking missionaries from Catholic and Protestant mission societies from its beginnings to the end of the mission era. It looks through the eyes of the missionaries and their helpers, as well as incorporating Indigenous perspectives and offering a balanced assessment of missionary endeavour in Australia, attuned to the controversies that surround mission history. It means neither to condemn nor praise, but rather to understand the various responses of Indigenous communities, the intentions of missionaries, the agendas of the mission societies and the many tensions besetting the mission endeavour. It explores a common commitment to the supernatural and the role of intermediaries like local diplomats and evangelists from the Pacific Islands and Philippines, and emphasises the strong role played by non-English speakers in the transcultural Australian mission effort. This book is a companion to the website German Missionaries in Australia – A web-directory of intercultural encounters. The web-directory provides detailed accounts of Australian missions staffed with German speakers. The book reads laterally across the different missions and produces a completely different type of knowledge about missions. The book and its accompanying website are based on a decade of research ranging across mission archives with foreign-language sources that have not previously been accessed for a historiography of Australian missions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherANU Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom230en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Historyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210301en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210303en_US
dc.titleThe Contest for Aboriginal Souls: European missionary agendas in Australiaen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Booksen_US
dc.type.codeA - Booksen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Scienceen_US
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