This chapter examines the distinctive attributes of colonial gender relations in Australia from the culture of frontier masculinities to the early successes of women's struggle for equal citizenship rights. The British colonisers brought new assumptions about gender identities in Australia and placed an idealized colonial manhood at one remove from its British origins. However, it was the same colonial ideas about masculine excess that helped to secure early achievements of an Australian feminism built on temperance.
|Title of host publication||Australia's Empire|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Oct 2008|
- Colonial australia
- Gender relations
- Women's rights