Graphic encounters: Colonial prints and the inscription of Aboriginality

Dance of Defiance of the Yarra-Bandini Tribe

About the project

Graphic Encounters is an Australia Research Council project led by Dr Liz Conor and based in the Department of History and Archaeology at La Trobe University. In collaboration with Aboriginal communities it intends to research and decolonise the often confronting colonial visual archive, spanning images from the voyages of exploration to federation

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Graphic Encounters is a project that aims to decolonise the colonial visual archive, spanning images from voyages of exploration to federation. We wish to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People that this archive includes images of people who are now deceased but whose families we are now attempting to trace. Graphic Encounters reproduces some images that are now considered derogatory and offensive in order to trace and interrogate the cultural and historical recurrence of racism.

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