Cannibals and colonialism

Katherine Biber

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This article examines the published accounts of the circumstances that led to John Jamieson's 1827 trial for the manslaughter of Hole-in-the-Book for the purpose of exploring the allegations of cannibalism amongst the colony's indigenous inhabitants. The discourse of cannibalism is a repeated and powerful trope in colonial contact and conf1ict. Also, this article asserts that law and cannibalism produce each other.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-637
Number of pages15
JournalSydney Law Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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