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Title The enlightenment, philanthropy and the idea of social progress in early Australia : creating a happier race? / by Ilya Lazarev.
Imprint New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource.
Series Routledge studies in cultural history, 63
Routledge studies in cultural history ; 63.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Ilya Lazarev holds a PhD in History from the University of Melbourne, and an MA in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University, where he researched Russo-Japanese economic cooperation.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Government relations -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Education -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- History.
Victoria -- History.
Enlightenment -- Influence.
Genre History.
Contents A shortcut to civilisation: the idea of social progress and the founders of Australia -- The purveyors of modernity: early "civilising" attempts -- Lachlan Macquarie: the enlightened autocrat, the Laird of New South Wales -- The handmaid of religion: "civilisation/Christianisation" debate and the progress of the Protestant missions -- The folly of the enlightened mind: the Port Phillip aboriginal protectorate, the rise of the scheme -- The Port Phillip aboriginal protectorate: the climax and the unraveling.
Summary "This book seeks to highlight the influence of the Enlightenment idea of social progress on the character of the "civilising mission" in early Australia by tracing its presence in the various "civilising" attempts undertaken between 1788 and 1850. It also represents an attempt to marry the history of the British Enlightenment and the history of settler-Aboriginal interactions. The chronological structure of the book, as well as the breadth of its content, will facilitate the readers' understanding of the evolution of "civilising attempts" and their epistemological underpinnings, while throwing additional light on the influence of the Enlightenment on Australian history as a whole."-- Provided by the publisher.
Other Title Print version: Lazarev, Ilya, author. Enlightenment, philanthropy and the idea of social progress in early Australia First edition. New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019 9781138334298