Colonial Violence and Forgotten Fiction


The focus of this essay is ‘on excavating short fiction built around representation of frontier conflict’ (33). The short fictions of colonial frontier violence ‘seem an appropriate means for reading otherwise unwritten events, and folding them into a Gothicised account of the colonial Australian scene’ (51).

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Published 1 June 2009 in Volume 24 No. 2. Subjects: Aboriginal Australians - Literary portrayal, Aboriginal-White conflict, Australian short stories, Colonial life, Early settlement of Australia, Gothic, Pioneers & settlers, Violence.

Cite as: Weaver, Rachael. ‘Colonial Violence and Forgotten Fiction.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 2009.