Colonialism, Violence and Resistance in the Interwar Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Samoa and Beyond

  • O'Brien, Patricia (Primary Investigator)

    Project Details


    Colonialism, Violence and Resistance in the Interwar Pacific unveils fresh perspectives on how Australian and New Zealand settler violence was situated within the global dynamics of the 1920s and 1930s. This project illuminates unresolved tensions about the League of Nations mandate system and re-examines events that continue to cast a long and contested shadow over the present. It places these Pacific colonial histories, forged in World War One, within the longer histories of violence and resistance with Australian Aboriginal People and Maori, highlighting critically important connections between these deputised British colonial powers and their colonies as well as overlooked Indigenous historical figures and methods of resistance.
    Effective start/end date1/01/141/11/19


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$689,524.00


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