Is Geoffry Hamlyn a Creole Novel?


Discusses the perception of a division in Australian society between those who followed the English model and pattern and those who adopted differing manners of indigenous white society. Suggests that Kingsley’s view of Australia in Geoffry Hamlyn is “a longing for a plantation culture and a reflection of the division of Australia into two cultural groups: Creole and non-Creole” (270).

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Published 1 May 1974 in Volume 6 No. 3. Subjects: Australian culture, Australian identity, Henry Kingsley.

Cite as: Croft, Julian. ‘Is Geoffry Hamlyn a Creole Novel?.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 6, no. 3, 1974, doi: 10.20314/als.af808f37dc.