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Khatun, Samia (2015) 'Beyond Blank Spaces: Five Tracks to Late Nineteenth-Century Beltana.' Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies, 5 (3). pp. 68-86.

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Abstract

From the 1860s, the colonial settlement of Beltana in the northern deserts of South Australia emerged as a transportation hub atop an existing, cosmopolitan center of Aboriginal trade. Viewing a colonial settlement on Kuyani land through a mobilities paradigm, this article examines intersecting settler and Aboriginal trajectories of movement through Beltana, illuminating their complex entanglements. Challenging the imperial myth of emptiness that shaped how Europeans saw the lands they invaded, this article renders visible the multiple imaginative geographies that existed at every colonial settlement. Examining mobility along Kuyani and Wangkangurru tracks alongside British and Australian mobilities, this article makes a methodological argument for writing multiaxial histories of settler colonialism.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Gender Studies
ISSN: 20454813
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.3167/TRANS.2015.050306
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 12:42
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31741
Funders: Other

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