Nearly every recent history of Aboriginal peoples in Australia makes some reference to relationships between Aboriginal women and white men, but virtually none mentions the inverse relationships between Aboriginal men and white women. The present paper examines these historically obscure and erased interracial relationships. These relationships represent a myriad of experiences, any study of sex and love across racial boundaries being a revelation of devotion, fear, triumph and pain, as well as of broader cultural and gender issues, legal and political struggles. A collaborative methodology and approach recognises the significance of race and gender perspectives in researching and writing interracial history.
Australian Historical Studies Vol. 37, no. 126, p. 191-216