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- On the doorstep: Aboriginal domestic service as a 'Contact Zone'
- The following article documents the background to the committal of ‘Jane King’, an Aboriginal domestic worker in Sydney, New South Wales, to a mental asylum in 1942. My reconstruction of events surrounding this specific story is intended to highlight the significance of the domestic service site as the locale for a removal policy aimed not at the ‘assimilation’ of Aboriginal women into mainstream Australian society, as is often assumed, but rather at their containment, incarceration, and consignment to oblivion.
- Australian Feminist Studies Vol. 16, Issue 34, p. 13-25
- Publisher Link
Aborigines Protection Board
- Resource Type
- journal article