Comment devient-on aborigène? Trajectoires familiales dans le Sud-Est de l'Australie

Translated title of the contribution: How do we become aborigines? Family trajectories in Southeastern Australia

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Abstract

This article presents the life-story of an Australian Indigenous man named Albert Widders. His story is revealing as his life seems to have been cut in two by the emergence of a segregated order in the South-East of Australia. Born in the 1840s, he was well integrated into settler society in the first part of his life, even marrying a European woman. Yet, after the breaking-up of his marriage, Albert moved to a new region and formed a new family, this time with an Aboriginal woman. From those two marriages came two families, one living in the Aboriginal world, the other in the Euro-Australian world. Albert's life and the contrasting trajectories of his two families give us new insights into the shifting racial relations in South-East Australia and the hardening, in the 20th century, of the dichotomy between 'black' and 'white'.

Translated title of the contributionHow do we become aborigines? Family trajectories in Southeastern Australia
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1335-1359
Number of pages25
JournalAnnales
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Social Sciences(all)

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