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A colonial palimpsest: Benjamin Duterrau's portrayals of Aboriginal people


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Tritton, AE (2009) A colonial palimpsest: Benjamin Duterrau's portrayals of Aboriginal people. Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This thesis argues for Benjamin Duterrau’s merited place in Australian colonial art history. It examines Duterrau’s depictions of Aborigines, both formally and contextually, seeking to reignite interest in Duterrau’s work and its importance in contemporary society. On a more general level, it is concerned with visual European responses to Aborigines and how those responses may be read by a modern-day audience.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Keywords: Benjamin Duterrau, colonial art, tasmania, australian art history, portraits of aborigines, conciliation, history painting, tasmanian colonial art
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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 03:29
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:53
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