Cash, Convicts and Christianity
Stockings or shirts worn round the throat; shirts turned into trousers, the arms answering for the legs; crownless hats; a jacket put on, the front buttoned behind; a stocking on the arm; trousers put on, the seat in front, and buttoned behind; shirts pendant as aprons; the arms being tied round the waist, &c., are the effects of a taste in dress, decidedly uncontemplated by the original manufacturers.
In the British metropolis itself, during the first half of the nineteenth-century, indigenous presences were generally seen as spectacular or morbid intrusions: European crewmen who deserted their vessels or were kidnapped in Africa, South America or New Zealand, returned to Britain with tales of survival, along with bizarre curios such as preserved heads, which they displayed for sale in London shop windows or at local fairs.
KeywordsIndigenous People Indigenous Population Select Committee European Colonist Indigenous Inhabitant
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