The Tread of a White Man's Foot: Australian Pacific Colonialism and the Cinema, 1925-62

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
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Explores Australias cinematic engagement with the Torres Strait, Papua and New Guinea in the light of Australias colonial project within these territories from 1925 to 1962. By examining Australian filmmaking in this period, this work contributes to ongoing debates about Australian identity, cultural history, Pacific peoples and film history.

Author Biography

Jane Landman is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University, where she teaches in the area of Media, Culture and Society, and in Studies in Cinema and Television.

Table of Contents

The devil's playground? : race and the regulation of cinema in the interwar yearsp. 23
'Matters native people would be better for not seeing' : government regulation of cinema exhibition and production in Papua and New Guinea, 1925-62p. 59
'The keen blades of determined men' : travel, melodrama and gender in Jungle womanp. 93
'A pearl of the islands who all men yearned to possess' : trajectories of imperial desire in Hound of the deepp. 117
National resources and national resourcefulness : character, identity and the colonial other in Lovers and luggersp. 133
'All the way from the Arafura to the Coral Sea' : mapping the space of adventure in the postwar Pacific, from Typhoon treasure to King of the Coral Seap. 157
On patrol with Chips Rafferty : the space of colonial partnership in Walk into paradisep. 193
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