Meg Foster is currently a PhD Candidate in history at the University of New South Wales. She is working on a project called ‘The “other” bushrangers’, investigating the impact of bushrangers (those of them who were not white men) on colonial history and Australian memory from 1788 to 2014.
This thesis will examine the ‘other’ bushrangers – Aboriginal, female, Chinese, Jewish and African – and their impact on colonial Australia as well as on contemporary social memory. Looking at our history from the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the thesis will explore the relationship between these bushrangers and colonial ideas, society, and identity, as well as the legacy of this history today.
If you have any information, insights or opinions that you would like to share, please contact Meg on firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 July 2016