This edited collection argues for the importance of recovering Indigenous participation within global networks of imperial power and wider histories of "transnational" connections. It takes up a crucial challenge for new imperial and transnational histories: to explore the historical role of colonized and subaltern communities in these processes, and their legacies in the present. Bringing together prominent and emerging scholars who have begun to explore Indigenous networks and "transnational" encounters, and to consider the broader significance of "extra-local" connections, exchanges and mobility for Indigenous peoples, this work engages closely with some of the key historical scholarship on transnationalism and the networks of European imperialism. Chapters deploy a range of analytic scales, including global, regional and intra-Indigenous networks, and methods, including histories of ideas and cultural forms and biography, as well as exploring contemporary legacies. In drawing these perspectives together, this book charts an important new direction in research.

chapter |26 pages

Introduction: Indigenous Networks

Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Connections
ByJane Carey, Jane Lydon

part I|68 pages

British Imperial Networks in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

chapter 1|21 pages

The Slave-Owner and the Settler

ByCatherine Hall

chapter 2|25 pages

Indigenous Engagements with Humanitarian Governance

The Port Phillip Protectorate of Aborigines and ‘Humanitarian Space'
ByAlan Lester

chapter 3|20 pages

‘The Lying Name of “Government”'

Empire, Mobility and Political Rights 1
ByAnn Curthoys

part II|121 pages

Mobility, Hybridity and Networks

chapter 4|17 pages

‘The Singular Transcultural Space’

Networks of Ships, Mariners, Voyagers and ‘Native' Men at Sea, 1790–1870 1
ByLynette Russell

chapter 5|26 pages

Indigenous Interlocutors

Networks of Imperial Protest and Humanitarianism in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
ByZoë Laidlaw

chapter 6|27 pages

Picturing Macassan–Australian Histories

Odoardo Beccari's 1873 Photographs of the ‘Orang-Mereghi’ and Indigenous Authenticity
ByJane Lydon

chapter 7|17 pages

‘Mr. Moses Goes to England'

Twentieth-Century Mobility and Networks at the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario
ByCecilia Morgan

chapter 8|32 pages

A ‘Happy Blending'?

Maori Networks, Anthropology and ‘Native' Policy in New Zealand, the Pacific and Beyond
ByJane Carey

part III|77 pages

Indigenous Activist Networks

chapter 9|22 pages

Contesting the Empire of Paper

Cultures of Print and Anti-Colonialism in the Modern British Empire
ByTony Ballantyne

chapter 11|11 pages

Marching to a Different Beat

The Influence of the International Black Diaspora on Aboriginal Australia
ByJohn Maynard

chapter 12|13 pages

Fifty Years of Indigeneity

Legacies and Possibilities
ByRavi de Costa

chapter |8 pages

Epilogue: Indigenising Transnationalism?

Challenges for New Imperial and Cosmopolitan Histories
ByJane Carey