'It will enlarge the ideas of the natives': Indigenous Australians and the tour of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh

Mitchell, Jessie
January 2010
Aboriginal History;2010, Vol. 34, p197
Academic Journal
The article discusses the visit of British Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, to the Australian colonies from 1867 to 1869. It focuses on the reception to his tour among Aboriginal Australians in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales. The author analyzes the visit within the framework of British imperialism, colonialism, and paternalism. Festivities included speeches, songs, and dances. The article also notes that Prince Alfred was escorted by the Native Mounted Police (NMP) in Queensland.


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