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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

“Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

Nicholas Halter

islander “savage” in the region of Melanesia, discussing the tensions between the savage of fictional and scientific discourses, and identifying characteristics of the savage that travelers focused on during the 1920s and 1930s, namely, primitivism

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Introduction

Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

cultural meanings attached to these movements. Missionaries and scientists traveling to Melanesia, Australian writers crossing the Pacific, and upper-class women cruising the world were all tangled up in the ambiguities and contestations over authority and

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The Spectacular Traveling Woman

Australian and Canadian Visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars

Sarah Galletly

), 68. 21 White, On Holidays , 94. 22 Ngaire Douglas, They Came For Savages: 100 Years of Tourism in Melanesia (Lis-more: Southern Cross University Press, 1996), 72. 23 Kuttainen, “Trafficking Literature,” 90. 24 Advertisement, AWM 3, no. 38 (16