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Photography and the recognition of Indigenous Australians: : framing Aboriginal prisoners, Jane Lydon

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Photography and the recognition of Indigenous Australians: : framing Aboriginal prisoners
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Photography and the recognition of Indigenous Australians:
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framing Aboriginal prisoners
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Jane Lydon
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" This article explores the role of photography in recognition of Indigenous Australians in the interwar years. Today, photographs of conflict and suffering our crucial evidence that make these phenomena real to us, but the interpretive frameworks that determine a photographic meaning offer profound challenges to historians attempting to understand past visual cultures. During the 1920s and 1930s, images of Indigenous ill-treatment were framed by narratives of injustice, facilitated by photographic images that allowed events in remote places to be witnessed by mass audiencesacross the British Empire. I argue that while such imagery popularise reform and mobilised international support, recognition of Indigenous suffering was also heavily conditional upon its representation within conventional interpretive frameworks, as popular moral sensibilities allowed certain images, scandalous but familiar, to become the visual background of injustice." [ Authors abstract ] ; includes discussion of frontier violence, imagery of Aboriginal people in chains and the Coniston massacre
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