Tropes of Dispossession: The Political Unconscious of 'The Land Question' in Colonial Australian Satire

Nancy Wright, Andrew Buck


The article examines The Poor Man satire published as a serial in the Sydney Mail in 1864, not only in relation to the immediate context of its production and reception in the 1860s but also in relation to early nienteenth-century disputes about the Aborigines' land tenure.


colonial satire; land; Aboriginal land rights

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