Person

Maria Nugent

Article

Tall ship tales: oral accounts illuminate past encounters and objects, but we need to get our story straight

Researchers reflect on what happened when Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, and how it shapes Australians today.
Book

Brokers and boundaries: colonial exploration in indigenous territory

Overview Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights...
Book

Indigenous intermediaries: new perspectives on exploration archives

Overview This edited collection understands exploration as a collective effort and experience involving a variety of people in diverse kinds of relationships. It engages with the recent resurgence of interest in the history of exploration by focusing on the various indigenous intermediaries – Jacky Jacky...
Commentary

Reviewing Indigenous history in Luhrmann’s Australia

Shino Konishi and Maria Nugent survey responses to the film’s engagement with Indigenous history on Inside Story.