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dc.contributor.authorLovell, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-02T00:19:34Z
dc.date.available2017-06-02T00:19:34Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1469-9729
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13688804.2014.956712
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/70874
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a close reading of Australian local newspapers The Queenslander, The Week, and The Logan Witness. It argues that by representing triumph over local challenges these newspapers also constituted a late-nineteenth-century civilizing process. They played a vital role in generating community cohesion. Stability and civilization were represented to the target audience of families and entrepreneurs as 'natural' and appropriately embodied by colonizers. Embedding a sense of belonging established a 'civilising (sic) goodness' through disavowal of the displacement of indigenous peoples as familiar community practices were enacted. In this highly literate population newspapers, rather than books, provided local Australian content. A case study of the Lahey family, who arrived as South East Queensland became available for serious settlement in the early 1870s, personalizes the settlement ideology produced by local newspapers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeInforma Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: 5 Howick P
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom89
dc.relation.ispartofpageto100
dc.relation.ispartofeditionPrint
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedia History
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism and Professional Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.title"A fine healthy place": the Role of Local Newspapers in Civilizing the Queensland Bush
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Media History on 23 Sep 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13688804.2014.956712
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gro.griffith.authorLovell, Sue R.


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