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The Aldershot Tattoo
Jeffrey Richards

the spectacle and cavalrymen were shown delivering despatches, evacuating the wounded and exchanging fire with the enemy. In 1885 for the first time a mock battle was featured, and this became a regular set-piece, staged by Lt-Colonel G.M. Onslow of the 20th Hussars, Inspector of Gymnasia for Great Britain. Each year a variation was introduced: an attack on a fort, a zareba , a mountain pass; and

in Imperialism and music
Britons and Irish imperial culture in nineteenth-century India
Barry Crosbie

exchange and political interdependence. These networks were imperial in nature and were born out of direct Irish involvement in British territorial expansion into South Asia during the Seven Years’ War (1756–63). 5 Here, Irish men and women (both Catholic and Protestant) served as soldiers, missionaries, educators, doctors, scientists and administrators within the various colonial services of the Raj

in The cultural construction of the British world
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Domestic service and colonial mastery in the tropics
Claire Lowrie

deepens understandings of the gendered and sexualised aspects of colonial domesticity. Second, by undertaking a comparative analysis of two colonies, considering the connections and exchanges between them and within a broader colonial network, this book illuminates a shared culture of domestic service in the tropics. Third, Masters and Servants develops new ideas about the connections between

in Masters and servants
The connected histories of Darwin and Singapore, 1860s–1930s
Claire Lowrie

significant differences between the two sites, there were also marked similarities and a history of connection. When Port Darwin was established in 1869, it was the hope of the South Australian administration that it would become a bustling colonial port city. As the town developed, its connections with Singapore and the surrounding Southeast Asian colonies were fuelled by an exchange of trade, migrants and

in Masters and servants
The letter and the gift
Andrew J. May

accord. Where Jones was eager to clothe the nakedness of the perceived savage as a prerequisite for his programme of religious indoctrination, his eagerness to distribute material gifts among the Khasis betrayed other anxieties. With little else to give, clothes were an obvious bargaining tool. Yet they were not given altruistically, or just to clothe nakedness – their exchange

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
Ian J. McNiven

attention to the important place of ‘barter or exchange’ in negotiated encounters between Aboriginal people and Europeans on the settlement frontier. 9 From the Aboriginal side, trade not only supplied new and exotic items of material culture, it also fulfilled certain traditional values of gift exchange between groups. For the British, trade

in Colonial frontiers
Joseph Hardwick

attention of historians of the early nineteenth-century empire. On the one hand interest has been shown in the competing networks that a wide range of colonial groups built with centres of imperial power in Britain. 7 On the other, historians have uncovered the great array of personal, non-official and day-to-day exchanges that flowed between colonial communities on the periphery of empire. While empires

in An Anglican British World
Chanel Clarke

be used to reveal Māori ideas and understandings of Queen Victoria. The material, which consists of diaries, letters, photographs, as well as objects of exchange, provides insights into how each party interpreted the other, their attitudes towards one another, and how this was indicative of the broader imperial and colonial contexts within which they were all operating

in Mistress of everything
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Tamson Pietsch

practices that at once reflected and helped sustain the raced and gendered as well as the geo-political hierarchies of the period. Individual partialities and prejudices, and the institutional practices that aided and exploited them, created highly uneven landscapes of scholarly access and exchange. Connected to its networks and advantaged by its cultures of sociability, Naylor and

in Empire of scholars
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Work and the ends of settler colonialism
Ben Silverstein

immediate. Aboriginal people were not yet modern, and the scope of viable labour relations did not yet encompass free labour. Instead, Aboriginal customary work was narrated as so many forms of unfreedom. Donald Thomson's ethnographic scholarship was structured by this determining relationship between tribal subjectivity and unfree labour in a way that importantly conduced to incorporating Aboriginal societies as labour reservoirs. In his Economic Structure and the Ceremonial Exchange Cycle in Arnhem Land , published in 1949 but for which the

in Governing natives