Land and Colonial Cultures

Tracing Indigenous and Settler Transformations in the Pacific, 1850-1900
Land and Colonial Cultures is a research project funded by the Australian Research Council and taking place at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia.
The project is an exploration of how 'land' - it's use, purpose, and relationship to possession - was evoked in conversations between new settlers and Indigenous peoples in and around the Pacific and Pacific Rim during the nineteenth century. 
The project outcomes will illuminate the shared history of this region, and will  enhance our knowledge of the historical foundations of postcolonial tensions over land.

On this website you can find out more about the project and its findings and stay up to date with the adventures we're having on the way.