'A hand prepared to be Red': Manliness and racial violence on Britain's colonial frontiers

Hogg, Robert Paul (2010) 'A hand prepared to be Red': Manliness and racial violence on Britain's colonial frontiers. Australasian Victorian Studies Journal, 15 1: 22-35.


Author Hogg, Robert Paul
Title 'A hand prepared to be Red': Manliness and racial violence on Britain's colonial frontiers
Journal name Australasian Victorian Studies Journal
ISSN 1327-8746
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 22
End page 35
Total pages 14
Place of publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher National Library of Australia for the Australasian Victorian Studies Association
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract On the frontiers of Queensland and British Columbia in the mid-nineteenth century, a culture of violence prevailed. Frontier men accommodated violence in their lives as a routine and normal part of frontier living. The Victorian ethos of 'manliness' - the possession of essential virtues such as self-restraint, courage and strenuous effort - had within it the potential for violence. On the frontier the practice of manliness often entailed violence and the manly ethos could be distorted to justify and legitimise violent acts.
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Institutional Status UQ

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