Lauren Robinson’s Review of ‘Skin Deep’ on the Australian Women’s History Network – VIDA Blog

Postgraduate student Lauren Robinson recently reviewed Liz Conor’s new publication Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women for the Australian Women’s History Network’s VIDA Blog

Lauren’s PhD thesis focuses on the creation of sense of place in Victorian women. In particular, she is examining the myriad ways in which white women formed connections to the land, for example through outdoor labour, gardening, use of animals and creative endeavour. Lauren attempts to frame the project in the context of the European invasion of Indigenous land, and to consider how white belonging and sense of place contributed to the dispossession of the Indigenous population. 

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